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Echinostelium elachiston Alexop
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Echinostelium elachiston
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Echinostelium elachiston

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Echinostelium elachiston
© The Eumycetozoan Project, 2006 · 0
Echinostelium elachiston
Overview
Sporocarps 90-110 Ám tall, cream to golden yellow. Stalk 50-80 Ám long, somewhat expanded below, often containing granular debris, tapering slightly toward the apex, the apex of the stalk 4-5 Ám diam. Sporotheca 30-40 Ám diam. Columella a minute conical projection of the stalk or absent. Capillitium rudimentary or absent. Peridium remaining as a distinct membranous collar, 9-20 Ám diam., at the base of the sporotheca. Spore-mass cream to yellow. Spores yellow to hyaline, globose to somewhat angular, 6-8 Ám diam., minutely roughened.

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References
  • Alexopoulos,C.J. 1958: Three new species of Myxomycetes from Greece. Mycologia 50: 52-56.
  • Novozhilov,Y.K., Golubeva, O. G. 1986: Epiphytic myxomycetes from the Mongolian Altai and the Gobi desert. [In Russian]. Mikologija i fitopatologija 20(5): 368-374.
  • Pando,F., Oltra, M. 2000: On the spore wall of Echinostelium elachiston (Myxomycetes). Mycotaxon 74(2): 495-498.

Acknowledgements
The Eumycetozoan Project -- working to understand the ecology, sytematics and evolution of myxomycetes, dictostelids and protostelids -- the true slime molds.

Sponsored by grants from the National Science Foundation.


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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aceraceae  Acer negundo @ BPI (1)
Casuarinaceae  Casuarina equisetifolia @ BPI (1)
Cupressaceae  Cupressus sempervirens @ BPI (4)

Juniperus ashei @ BPI (1)

Juniperus phoenicea @ BPI (1)

Juniperus virginiana @ BPI (1)
Fabaceae  Ceratonia siliqua @ BPI (1)

Robinia pseudoacacia @ BPI (1)
Oleaceae  Olea europaea @ BPI (1)
Pinaceae  Pinus halepensis @ BPI (1)
Platanaceae  Platanus orientalis @ BPI (2)
Ulmaceae  Ulmus americana @ BPI (2)

Ulmus sp @ BPI (1)
_  Substrate @ BPI (1)

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