Aspergillus alliaceus
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Eurotiomycetes
Order: Eurotiales
Family: Trichocomaceae
Genus: Aspergillus
A. alliaceus
Binomial name
Aspergillus alliaceus
Thom & Church (1926)[1]

Aspergillus alliaceus is a species of fungus in the genus Aspergillus. It is from the Flavi section.[2] It was first described scientifically by Charles Thom and Margaret Church in 1926.[1] Its associated teleomorph is Petromyces alliaceus. It has yellow spores.[3]

Growth and morphology

A. alliaceus has been cultivated on both Czapek yeast extract agar (CYA) plates and Malt Extract Agar Oxoid® (MEAOX) plates. The growth morphology of the colonies can be seen in the pictures below.


  1. ^ a b Thom C, Church M. (1926). The Aspergilli. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins. p. 163.
  2. ^ Varga, J.; Frisvad, J.C.; Samson, R.A. (2011). "Aflatoxin producing species, and an overview of Aspergillus section Flavi". Studies in Mycology. 69 (1): 57–80. doi:10.3114/sim.2011.69.05. PMC 3161756. PMID 21892243.
  3. ^ Visagie, C.M.; Varga, J.; Houbraken, J.; Meijer, M.; Kocsubé, S.; Yilmaz, N.; Fotedar, R.; Seifert, K.A.; Frisvad, J.C.; Samson, R.A. (2014). "Ochratoxin production and taxonomy of the yellow aspergilli (Aspergillus section Circumdati)". Studies in Mycology. 78: 1–61. doi:10.1016/j.simyco.2014.07.001. PMC 4255584. PMID 25492980.