|SPORANGIA: Sporangia clustered, in scattered tufts, cylindric, obtuse, stipitate or sometimes nearly sessile, natural brown or army-brown fading to avellaneous.|
STALK: short, 3-7 mm. tall; stipe fuscous or jet-black, only slightly expanded below.
HYPOTHALLUS: scanty or none.
COLUMELLA: lessening upward, sometimes attaining the apex of the sporangium, sometimes dissolved in capillitial threads some distance below.
CAPILLITIUM: Of rich brown threads forming the usual inner network of medium density, with many wide expanded nodes, the surface net made up of delicate, almost colourless threads surrounding small polygonal meshes.
|SPORES: spore-mass ferruginous; by transmitted light very pale, brownish, minutely warted, 7-9 µm.
PLASMODIUM: white to pale yellow.
|HABITAT: On living leaves, sometimes also on rotten wood or debris
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and only.