TAXONOMY: Bacteria -> Terrabacteria group -> Firmicutes -> Clostridia -> Clostridiales -> Ruminococcaceae -> Papillibacter
Cells are rod-shaped and stain Gram-positive. Nonmotile. Nonsporulating Strict anaerobic. Grows on a limited number of aromatic compounds and crotonate but not on carbohydrates, organic acids and alcohols.
This genus contains microbial species that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. [PMC 4262072]