Phylum:Anamorphic fungi >> Class: Anamorphic fungi >>  Order: Anamorphic fungi 
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 Scientific Name: Penicillium brevicompactum

Penicillium brevicompactum Dierckx, Annls Soc. Scient. Brux. 25: 88. 1910.

Subgenus: Penicillium

 Description: CYA, 25°C, 7 days: colony diameters 17-23 mm, sulcate, velutinous, dense, margin entire, narrow, somewhat floccose; mycelium white; conidiogenesis abundant, greenish grey to greyish green (25B2-3) or dull green to greyish green (27D3-7); exudate yellowish white to pastel yellow (2-3A2-4); soluble pigment absent; reverse orange grey to greyish orange (5B2-3). MEA, 25°C, 7 days: colony diameters 15-23 mm, plane, often with sectors, velutinous, margin entire, effuse, more or less dense; mycelium white; conidiogenesis abundant, dull green (26-27D3-4); exudate and soluble pigment absent; reverse yellowish grey to greyish yellow (2-4B-C2-4) or yellowish white (3A2). G25N, 25°C, 7 days: colony diameters 4-9 mm, raised, wrinkled, granular, margin entire; mycelium white; conidiogenesis light to moderate, greenish white (25-26D3); exudate and soluble pigment absent; reverse yellowish white to greyish yellow (4A-B2-4). CYA, 5°C, 7 days: no germination. CYA, 37°C, 7 days: with limited germination. Conidiophores and conidia: conidiophores on MEA borne from superficial and aerial mycelium; stipes septate, 23-260.0 × 2.8-5.1 μm, smooth, uncolored; penicilli mostly terverticillate, less often biverticillate, monoverticillate or irregular; rami, smooth, in groups of 1-2, 12.4-18.0 × 3.4-4.0 μm; metulae smooth, in verticils of 2-4, 9.5-14.7 × 3.6-5.1 μm; phialides in verticils of (2)3-6, ampulliform, smooth, 6.6-10.5 × 2.4-3.3 μm, collula gradually tapering; conidia globose, subglobose to ellipsoidal, uncolored, 2.8-3.3(7.1) × 2.4-3.2(4.0) μm, thick walled, finely roughened to roughened, borne in divergent and disordered chains.

Taiwan, Tainan County, Shuishang, from rhizosphere of litchi, 23 Dec 1988.

 Habitat: from rhizosphere of litchi.

Taiwan, USA, Deumark.


Tzean, SS et al. 1994.


S. S. Tzean and S. C. Chiu

 Note: rare species in this study, but very common elsewhere and in typical isolates almost always terverticillate sensu Pitt (37)