|SPORANGIA: in small clusters or scattered, short-stalked, broad, cylindrical, lilaceous brown. Total height 2.5 to 5 mm.|
STALK: 0.15 to 2 mm. up to 50% the total height, continued into the slender columella.
PERIDIUM: persistent, lilac-grey with a silvery shine, dehiscing into large flakes and often disappearing completely except, sometimes, for a collar around the stalk apex.
CAPILLITIUM: dark brown, the internal net with 3-4 meshes on the radius, joined to the columella with expansions, tapered towards the periphery, the surface net usually fragmentary especially above, consists of thin, often flexuous threads with a very few spinules, most meshes 6 - 24 µm diam.
|SPORES: Lilac-brown, 6 - 8 µm diam., cluster-warted|
Plasmodium: Watery white.
|HABITAT: On dead wood.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Southland, Fiordland and Dunedin.