Culture: Colonies (SDA) white to cream-coloured smooth, glabrous, yeast-like.
Microscopy: Ovoid to globose, budding yeast-like cells or blastoconidia, 2-7 x 2-7 µm. No pseudohyphae produced.
India Ink Preparation: Negative - no capsules present.
Dalmau Plate Culture: No pseudohyphae produced.
Key Features: Germ tube negative yeast and sugar assimilation pattern. Molecular identification may be required. C. haemulonii has been reported from a few cases of fungaemia but clinical isolations remain rare.