Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number 32112     32420      
 Scientific Name: Aspergillus carbonarius

Aspergillus carbonarius (Bain.) Thom, J. Agric. Res. 7: 12. 1916.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar 4.0-4.5 cm in 7 days at 25°C, basal mycelium white, velvety, marginal mycelium low; reverse white to dark grey; exudate clear to slight greyish yellow; conidial heads globose to radiate or rarely splitting into loose columns, deep olive or black (R., Plate XL); stipes 300-5720 × 6.4-31.5 μm, smooth to rough, thick-walled, uncolored to brown or reddish brown towards the vesicle; vesicles globose to subglobose 20-96 μm in diameter. Aspergilla biseriate, metulae covering the upper 1/2 to the entire sur-face of the vesicle, 14.0-50.0 × 6.0-14.0 μm; phialides 8.0-12.0 × 5.0-8.0 μm. Conidia spherical, 5.6-12.0 μm in diameter, spinulose when young, tuberculate at maturity. Colony diameters on Malt Extract Agar 5.0-6.0 cm in 7 days at 25°C; conidial heads radiate to globose, or splitting into more or less well defined columns, blackish brown (R., Plate XLV); reverse uncolored.

Taiwan, Chiayi Pref., common species from stored paddy rice, 18 Dec 1986 (CCRC 32420); soil, Taipei City, 9 Oct 1987; rotten leaf, Taipei City, 3 Mar 1987 (CCRC 32112).

 Habitat: from stored paddy rice; soil; rotten leaf.

Taiwan, Nigeria, South Africa.


Tzean, SS et al. 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: A. carbonarius is characterized by its very long stips and larger conidia than any other Aspergillus species with black spores.