SPORANGIA: subglobose or lenticular, sometimes concave beneath, nodding, 0.3 to 0.5 mm. diam., yellow, stalked; sporangial wall membranous, dehiscing in fragments, with innate clusters of yellow lime-granules.
STALK: subulate, slender, striate, gray or straw-colored, sometimes yellow at the top shading to red below, usually brown or black in the lower half from enclosed refuse matter, rarely with lime.
CAPILLITIUM: a loose, irregular network of slender, acutely branching, hyaline threads, with fusiform, yellow lime nodes.
SPORES: Pale brownish lilac, almost smooth,
7-10 µm in diameter.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Gisborne, Buller, Westland, South Canterbury, Southland and Dunedin.