Echinostelium australiense (Myxomycetes: Echinosteliaceae), a new species of slime mould described from Western Australia
KNIGHT, K.J., STEPHENSON, S.L. AND NOVOZHILOV, Y.K.
A new and unusual species of Echinostelium de Bary appearing on samples of bark collected in Western Australia and placed in moist chamber cultures is described and illustrated. This new species is clearly distinct from all other species of Echinostelium as it differs in a number of morphological and colour characters. The dark colouration of the sporotheca, stalk and spores with distinct patches of closely arranged warts arranged in a loosely circular pattern, and a large bi-coloured petaloid collar are unusual for the genus.