|SPORANGIA: gregarious, cylindrical, obtuse, 0.7 to 1.2 mm. high, 0.3 to 0.8 mm. broad, stalked, occasionally sessile, iridescent blue, purple, or brown; sporangial wall membranous, hyaline.|
HYPOTHALLUS: densely charged v/ith round granules or crystalline nodules of lime.
STALK: white, rarely brownish, stout, tapering, brittle, 0.4 to 0.9 mm. high, rising from a well-developed
COLUMELLA: cylindrical or narrowed upwards, reaching half-way or nearly to the apex of the sporangium, white, charged with lime like the stalk.
CAPILLITIUM: consisting of profusely branched and anastomosing threads connecting the columella with the sporangial wall, dark violetbrown, colorless at the extremities.
|SPORES: Dull violet, minutely spinulose, 7 - 9 µm in diameter.|
PLASMODIUM: Opaque white
|HABITAT: On dead leaves, twigs, and other ground material.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Wellington, Hawkes Bay, Southland and Dunedin.