, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 27–34 | Cite as

Four new species of Penicillium isolated from the air

  • C. Ramírez
  • A. T. Martinez
  • J. Berenguer


Four new species of Penicillium Link ex Fries are described and illustrated. All of them but one have been isolated from the atmosphere in Madrid, Spain. They clearly differ from all species of the genus described so far and are, therefore, described and proposed as new taxa: Penicillium aurantio-flammiferum sp. nov., Penicillium gallaicum sp. nov., Penicillium granatense sp. nov., and Penicillium ilerdanum sp. nov.


Fungus taxonomy New species Penicillium Aerobiology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Ramírez
    • 1
  • A. T. Martinez
    • 1
  • J. Berenguer
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of General and Applied Mycology, Instituto ‘Jaime Ferrán’ de MicrobiologíaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasMadrid-6Spain

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