SPOROCARPS: Sporangia stalked or nearly sessile, crowded, subcylindrical or ellipsoid, 1 to 1.5 mm, high, 0.6 mm. broad, pink; cup of sporangium membranous, even or plicate, spinulose.
STALK: weak, 0.1 to 0.3 mm. long, flesh-colored, filled with spore-like cells.
CAPILLITIUM: a very loose, elastic, expanding network of pale pink threads 3-5 µm diam., sparingly and somewhat irregularly branched, with here and there broad, perforated or ring-like expansions, often swollen at the axils of the branches; thickenings in the form of sharp cogs, half-rings, or spines arranged in a loose spiral, and of minute scattered spinules; free ends more or less numerous, clavate or pointed, spinose.
SPORES: Pale pink, marked with a few scattered warts, 6-8 µm diam.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taupo, Wellington, Nelson, Fiordland, Southland and Stewart Island.