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Penicillium citrinum Thom
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- Scientific name
- Penicillium citrinum
- Common names
- IUCN Specialist Group
- Assessment status
- Proposed by
- Comments etc.
- LAYANNE FERRO
Conidiophores arising from mycelium mat, predominant symmetrically biverticillate, terverticillate structures abundantly produced in fresh isolates; stipes smooth, width 2.0–3.0µm; metulae in whorls of 3–4(−6), 12−16×2.0−2.7μm; phialides ampulliform, 7.5−10×2.0−2.5μm; conidia smooth walled, globose to subglobose, 2.0−2.5×1.8−2.5μm. (Houbraken, Frisvad & Samson, 2010)
Why suggested for a Global Red List Assessment?
I suggest including it in the list of least concern (LC).
According to GBIF the species has 557 occurrences, distributed worldwide.
Population and Trends
There are 557occurrences in the world, with the highest number of records in United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland.
Habitat and Ecology
This species has been isolated from various substrates such as soil, (tropical) cereals, spices and indoor environments.
Although widely distributed, the species is found in areas that suffer anthropogenic action.
Use and Trade
Medicinal, biotechnological and ecological importance.
Known distribution - countries
Regional Population and Trends