Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number 32419     32115      
 Scientific Name: Aspergillus candidus

Aspergillus candidus Link, Mag. Ges naturf. Fr. Berlin 3: 16. 1809.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar 1.5-1.7 cm in 14 days at 25°C, dense, plane; conidial heads radiate, white to ivory yellow (R., Plate XXX); mycelium white; reverse white to cream color or warm buff to light ochraceous-buff (R., Plate XVI, XV), stipes 64-800 × 4.0-8.7 μm, hyaline, smooth; vesicles subglobose, globose, ellipsoidal or obovoid, 5.6-26.0 μm wide. Aspergilla biseriate, occasionally unseriate; metulae 4.4-11.1 × 2.1-3.8 μm, usually swollen, covering the whole surface of the vesicle; phialides 5.8-10.6 × 2.5-3.6 μm. Conidia subglobose or globose to ellipsoidal, smooth, 2.2-3.7 μm wide. Colony diameters on Malt Extract Agar 1.8-2.2 cm in 14 days at 25°C, dense, velutinous; conidial heads radiate, white to pale ivory; mycelium white; reverse ivory yellow to cream color (R., Plate XXX, XVI).

Taiwan, Hwalien City, common species from stored paddy rice, 20 Nov 1984 (CCRC 32419); stored paddy rice, Nantow Pref., 30 Jul 1987; stored paddy rice, Taipei Pref., 5 Jun. 1987 (CCRC 32115).

 Habitat: from stored paddy rice.

Taiwan, Finland, Germany.


Tzean, SS et al. 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: Conidial heads on Czapek’s Agar white to ivory yellow; mycelium white; stipes hya-line, smooth; metulae often inflated; conidia globose to ellipsoidal, smooth.