Lichtheimia corymbifera

Absidia corymbifera, also referred to as Lichtheimia corymbifera, is an opportunistic filamentous fungus or saprotrophic mold. It is known to cause pulmonary, CNS, rhinocerebral, or cutaneous infections in animals and humans with impaired immune systems.

Where found: L. corymbifera are ubiquitous in nature and is found in soil, decaying vegetation and grass. It has also been found indoors and in spoiled foods. The optimal pH is between 3.0-8.0.


  • Order: Mucorales
  • Family: Lichtheimiaceae
  • Genus: Lichtheimia