|SPOROCARPS: stalked, clustered, cylindrical, when unexpanded 1.5 to 2 mm. high, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. Broad, yellow or buff; cup of sporangium membranous, flaccid, reticulate and often spinulose on the inner side, interruptedly plicate. |
STALK: buff, short or elongate, weak, filled with spore-like cells.
CAPILLITIUM: an elastic network of pale yellow, terete or flattened threads 3-4 µm diam., expanding into a drooping column 8 to 12 mm. long, free from the cup or with few attachments; thickenings on the threads in the form of sharp spines and half-rings arranged in a loose spiral, and of scattered spinules and short lines of broken reticulation; free ends more or less numerous, clavate.
|SPORES: Pale yellow, nearly smooth, marked|
with a few scattered warts, 6-8 µm diam..
PLASMODIUM: Watery white.
|HABITAT: On dead wood.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan , known from Auckland, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Dunedin and Southland.