(Ditmar) Rostaf. 1875
SPORANGIA: crowded or scattered, subglobose, 0.5 to 0.8 mm. diam., sessile, often forming short, curved plasmodiocarps, rarely with a very short, black stalk, dull yellowish brown or dark reddish brown.
PERIDIUM: membranous or cartilaginous, yellowish or reddish brown, charged with brown granular matter, rarely with deposits of angular crystals of lime, when the sporangia are gray.
CAPILLITIUM: of simple or branched elaters, with four or five often indistinct or rugged spiral bands 3-5 m diam., the tips usually swollen and ending in a curved point, occasionally with scattered, long spines, yellow or yellowish brown.
SPORES: Yellow, minutely spinulose, 10-14 µm diam..
PLASMODIUM: Watery white.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taupo, Westland and Fiordland.
Capillitium: Dull yellow, elaters simple or sometimes branched 3-5 um in diameter, with 4 to 5 even or irregular spiral bands. Smooth or spiny or with long spines, tips swoollen with one or two curved spines present.