Scedosporium species colony and microscopic description

  • “Dark, elliptical conidia each supported by a conidiophore (‘lollipops‘)” is characteristic of Scedosporium apiospermum. The grayish-brown appearance of the typical colony is due to the production of darkly pigmented spores as the colony matures.
Scedosporium apiosperum after 5 days of incuba­tion on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar

Scedosporium apiosperum after 5 days of incuba­tion on Sabouraud’s dextrose agar

Scedosporium spp (gray brown colony)

Scedosporium spp (gray brown colony)

A)- colony of S. apiospermum Sabouraud agar with chloramphenicol. A colony of white edges and brown center (B)- the oval appearance of conidia, with truncated base, hyaline septate hyphae emerging (40x magnification)

(A)- colony of S. apiospermum Sabouraud agar with chloramphenicol. A colony of white edges and brown center.
(B)- the oval appearance of conidia, with truncated base, hyaline septate hyphae emerging (40x magnification)

Scedosporium apiospermum (lolipop macroconidia)

Scedosporium apiospermum (lolipop macroconidia)

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