SPORANGIA: in clusters, 2 - 5 mm high, close packed and erect, not spreading, bright ferruginous prior to spore dispersal, cylindric, stipitate, of varying height rounded at the base and apex.
STALK: jet black, shining, about one-third the total height.
HYPOTHALLUS: generally well developed.
COLUMELLA: black, gradually tapering, at length dissolving in capillitial threads and net some distance below the diminished plumose apex.
CAPILLITIUM: of fuscous threads, the inner network of sparingly united branches uniformly thickened, the surface net composed of small, regular, polygonal meshes.
SPORES: bright ferruginous. smooth, 5-7 µm diam.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland.