Rhodotorula is a genus of pink-colored yeasts in the family Cryptococcaceae. Includes Rhodotorula mucilaginosa, R. minuta, R. glutinis, and R. pilimanae.
Rhodotorula are airborne organisms that may be present on the skin, sputum, urine, and feces. Associated with intravenous catheters, cancers, lymphoproliferative diseases, chronic renal failure, diabetes, and AIDS.
Resistant to fluconazole and echinocandins i.e. caspofungin.