|Species: Echinostelium minutum de Bary|
|SPOROCARPS: sporangia scattered or gregarious, stalked, white, globose, 40-50 µm diam.; sporangial wall persistent at the base as a minute collar.|
STALK: slender, hyaline, with scanty pale refuse matter, 0.4 to 0.5 mm. high.
COLUMELLA: short, slender.
CAPILLITIUM: of a few arcuate threads, simple or sparingly branched and anastomosing, with free spine or hook like branches.
NOTES: the smallest of the known myxomycetes othen the sporangia are in fairly large colonies.
|SPORES: spores colorless, smooth, 6-8 µm diam.|
|HABITAT: on dead wood.|
DISTRIBUTION: cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taupo, Bay of Plenty, Nelson, and North Canterbury.
|Magnification = 1000x|
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