Echinostelium minutum deBary    
Kingdom Amoebozoa   >   Phylum Mycetozoa   >   Class Myxomycetes   >   Order Echinosteliales   >   Family Echinosteliaceae   >   Genus Echinostelium   


This is one of the smallest known slime mold species and constitutes the type for the order Echinosteliales. The sporangial size ranges from 300-500 microns in height and the white (or rarely pinkish) peridium is quite evanescent disappearing as the spores ripen. (L. Biechele, pers. comm.)

There are 6 records in the project database.

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Echinostelium minutum collected in Somerset Co., Maryland and photographed at 40x magnification via microscope (11/18/2014). Growth was found on old milkweed pods. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

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