Comatricha parvispora Dhillon, et Nann -Bremek
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Sporocarps gregarious, 2-2.5 mm total height. Sporotheca cylindrical, brown, c. 0.5 mm diam. Hypothallus small, brown, irregular, confluent under a group. Stalk thin, attenuate upwards, black, nearly opaque, c. 50-55% of the total height. Peridium evanescent. Columella opaque below, brown and sinuose in the upper third, merging into the capillitium just below the apex. Capillitium brown to pale red, arising along the length of the columella, sinuose throughout, the main branches not widened at the junctions, with very few anastomoses in the interior, branched dichotomously, becoming thinner outwards, branched mostly in the outer half of the sporotheca and especially just below the surface where it becomes slightly nodulose, with many slightly undulate outward-pointing free ends. Spore-mass brown. Spores pale yellow-brown, 5-6(-7) Ám diam., densely pale-verruculose and with an inconspicuous germ-pore.

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