Phylum:Basidiomycota >> Class: Basidiomycetes >>  Order: Filobasidiales 
 BCRC Number 22361     22541     22575     22797     22249      
 Scientific Name: Cryptococcus laurentii

Basionym: Torula laurentii Kufferath. In Kufferath, Ann. Bull. Soc. Roy. Sci. Mèd. Nat. Bruxelles 74: 16-46. 1920.

Cryptococcus laurentii (Kufferath) E.C. Skinner., Am. Midl. Nat. 43: 242-250. 1950.

 Description: Growth in glucose-yeast extract-peptone broth: After 3 days at 25°C, the cells are ovoid, spheroidal, globose, subglobose to ellipsoidal, (2.4 –6.4) × (3.2-8.0) µm, single, in pairs, multilateral budding. Growth on glucose-yeast extract-peptone agar: Aerobic growth is cream to brownish, mucoid, smooth, glistening or dull and convex or unbilicate with entire margin. Dalmau plate culture on corn meal agar: After 7 days at 25°C, primary pseudohyphae are formed or not. Formation of ascospores: Ascospores are not formed.

Taiwan, Hsinchu: Exudate of Paulownia taiwaniana, Jan 1991, BCRC 22361. Taiwan, Tainan: Exudate of Araucaria excelsa, Dec 1990, BCRC 22249. Taiwan, Ilan: Soil in wax apple orchard, Dec 1991, BCRC 22541. Taiwan, Tainan: Soil in Lichee orchard, Feb 1991, BCRC 22575. Taiwan, Taiton: Soil in papaya orchard, Dec 1991, BCRC 22797.

 Habitat: Atmosphere, wash bottle in brewery, bronchus of lung patient, Ita1ian, muscatel wine, wheat, maize, palmwine, black oak Quercus kelloggi, grape, tumour, deep-frozen beans, brine bath in cheese factory, fallen leaf, soil, suface of shrimp, leaves of spurge Eu-phorbia balsamifera and E. panaliae, exudate of Paulownia taiwaniana and Araucaria ex-celsa, tropical plants and seawater.

Japan, Swedish, France, USA, Congo, Italy, Netherlands, Canary Islands and Taiwan.


Skinner, EC. 1950.


F. L. Lee

 Note: This species is placed in biological safety level 1.