|SPOROCARPS: stalked, gregarious but occasionally scattered, 1 to 2 mm tall. globose or slightly flattened and then somewhat umbilicate below, erect or slightly inclined, 0.4 - 0.7 in diameter. |
STALK: usually slender but occasionally relatively stout, cylindrical or slightly narrowed towards the apex, calcareous rugulose or smooth, reddish brown,merging into the base of the spootheca, 0.5 -1.5 mm long.
HYPOTHALLUS: discoid, reddish brown, sometimes in conspicuous.
PERIDIUM: consisting of a single layer, membranous, rugose, encrusted with white or greyish white lime above, thickened and reddish brown towards the base. Columella absent.
CAPILLITIUM: variable, consisting of white, angular and scattered lime nodes connected by hyaline branched threads. The later sometimes scanty and the capillitium then appearing badhamioid.
|SPORES: Black in mass, liliaceous brown by transmitted light, minutely warted, 10 - 12 µm in diameter.|
PLASMODIUM: Watery white.
|HABITAT: Leaf litter.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Coromandel, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Nelson and Southland.