Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number 32120      
 Scientific Name: Aspergillus fumigatus

Aspergillus fumigatus Fres, Beitr. Mykol.: 81. 1863.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar 6.0-6.5 cm in 2 weeks at 25°C, velvety, floccose; conidial heads columnar, slate-olive to storm gray (R., Plate XLVII, LII); reverse uncolored, yellowish, reddish or light greenish brown to dark brown; soluble pigment pale reddish brown; vesicles spathulate to pyriform, pale green to olive brown, 6.4-24.0 μm in diameter. Aspergilla uniseriate; stipes 88-440 × 4.0-12.0 μm uncolored to olive brown, smooth, straight to sinuous; phialides covering the upper 1/2 to 2/3 of the vesicle, 4.4-11.2 × 2.0-4.0 μm, colored the same as the vesicles. Conidia globose or ovoid, 2.4-3.8 μm in diameter, smooth to rough, or spinose. Colony diameters on Malt Extract Agar 7.0-7.5 cm in 2 weeks at 25°C, plane or velvety; mycelium white. Conidial heads slate-olive to castor gray (R., Plate XLVII, LII); reverse dull yellowish green; soluble pigment colored as the reverse.

most common species from sorghum field soil, Tainan Pref., 7 Sep. 1987 (CCRC 32120); soil, Miaoli Pref., 9 Aug. 1987; stored paddy rice, Nantow Pref., 9 May 1988.

 Habitat: from sorghum field soil and stored paddy rice.

Taiwan, Germany, USA.


Tzean, SS et al. 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: Conidial heads on Czapek’s Agar slate-olive to storm gray, borne in very well defined columns; vesicles distinctly spathulate to pyriform; aspergilla uniseriate; conidia globose to ovoid, very small, smooth to spinulose.