Sporopachydermia cereana

Ascomycota, Saccharomycetales, Dipodascaceae. Genus: SPOROPACHYDERMIA

Sporopachydermia cereana (Phaff et al.) Rodrigues de Miranda

Colony characteristics

Colonies (YMA, 3 d, 25°C, butyrous, white to cream colored, glistening.


Budding cells ellipsoidal to elongate, sometimes curved, 4-14 × 2-4 μm, single, in pairs or in small groups. Pseudomycelium absent. Homothallic. Asci arising directly from budding cells, containing 1-4 spherical to ellipsoidal ascospores with, thick, smooth walls. Spores agglutinating after liberation.


RG-2, BSL-1. The species is found in cactus plants. Zamora et al. (2015), Anoop et al. (2011), Chan et al. (2013) and Kingston et al. (2024) reported on septic, potentially fatal fungemia, all in patients with AML as underlying disease.


Cryptococcus cereanus Phaff, Miller, Miranda, Heed & Starmer – Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 24: 486, 1974 ≡ Sporopachydermia cereana Rodrigues de Miranda – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 44: 443, 1978; type strain: CBS 6644 = ATCC 26895 = CCRC 22599 = DBVPG 6098 = IFO 10013 = IGC 4163 = NRRL Y-7798.