Penicillium variabile

This species is widely distributed in soils and can also be found in seawater, fruit juices, paper and optical lenses. P. variabile appears to grow best at slightly acidic pH and does not tolerate high heat for long periods of time. This species produces ochratoxin A (among others) but is not currently known as a pathogen.

Water Activity (min.):

Colonizer Group:


Mycophenolic acid and Sterigmatocystin

Penicillium variabile