Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
 BCRC Number 32142      
 Scientific Name: Aspergillus versicolor

Aspergillus versicolor (Vuill.) Tiraboschi, Ann. Bot., Roma 7: 9. 1908.

 Description: Colony diameters on Czapek’s Agar 1.7-2.0 cm in 14 days at 25°C, floccose; conidial heads radiate, biscay green to light elm green (R., Plate XXXI, XVII); mycelium white; reverse colorless or cream-buff to light Morocco red (R., Plate XXX, I); stipes 90-755 × 4.0-8.3 μm, colorless to pale brown, smooth; vesicles subglobose to ellipsoidal or pyriform, 7.8-19.0 μm wide. Aspergilla biseriate, metulae covering 3/4 to the entire surface of the vesicle, 3.2-8.0 × 2.4-5.4 μm; phialides 4.0-8.0 × 1.6-3.2 μm. Conidia globose, 2.2-3.8 μm in diameter, roughened to spinose. Hulle cells occasionally produced, globose to subglobose. Colony diameters on Malt Extract Agar 2.0-2.3 cm in 14 days at 25°C; conidial heads radi-ate, light bice green to bice green, or deep greenish glaucous to American green (R., Plate XVII, XLI); mycelium white to pale brown; reverse uncolored or warm buff to yellow ocher (R., Plate XV).

Taiwan, Chiayi Pref., most common species from stored paddy rice, 20 Jun 1986; stored paddy rice, Taipei Pref., July 1987 (CCRC 32142); soil, Tainan Pref., 7 Sep 1987.

 Habitat: from stored paddy rice; soil.

Taiwan, Netherlands, Argentina.


Tzean, SS et al. 1990.


S. S. Tzean and J. L. Chen

 Note: Growth slow; conidial heads grey green to dull green; vesicles ellipsoidal to pyri-form; conidia globose, rough to spinose; Hulle cells sometimes produced.