Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number 32147      
 Scientific Name: Aspergillus tamarii

Aspergillus tamarii Kita, Zentbl. Bakt. ParasitKde, Abt. II, 37: 433. 1913.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar 6.0-6.5 cm in 14 days at 25°C, floccose; conidial heads radiate to splitting into narrow columns, near citrine, orange-citrine to medal bronze or dresden brown (R., Plate IV, XV); mycelium white, floccose; reverse light buff to pale ochraceous-salmon (R., Plate XV); stipes 100-2325 × 4.0-22.0 μm, colorless, roughened; vesicles pyriform to globose, 10.3-66.0 μm wide. Aspergilla uniseriate, biseriate, or both forming on the same vesicle, metulae covering 3/5 to the entire surface of the vesicle, 6.0-20.0 × 4.0-12.0 μm; phialides 5.6-16.7 × 4.0-8.3 μm. Conidia globose, 3.4-8.0 μm, thick-walled, very rough. Colony diameters on Malt Extract Agar 6.5-7.0 cm in 14 days at 25°C, loose, somewhat zonate; conidial heads radiate to loosely columnar, near old gold to buff citrine (R., Plate XVI); mycelium white; reverse light buff to near capucine buff (R., Plate XV, III).

Taiwan, Penghu Pref., from peanut field soil, 2 Sep 1987 (CCRC 32147); stored paddy rice, Taipei Pref., 9 Aug 1987.

 Habitat: from peanut field soil; stored paddy rice.

Taiwan, Japan, Israel.


Tzean, SS et al. 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: Colonies growing rapidly, of similar appearance to those of A. flavus, but with dis-tinctly olive brown conidial color. Conidia have thick, rough walls.