|SPORANGIA: stalked, scattered to gregarious, 1-3 mm tall. Sporotheca turbinate to subglobose, erect, bright to dark yellow, 0.8-1.4 mm in diameter (when expanded).|
STALK: slender, reddish brown to black, 0.5-2.0 mm long, expanded at the top to form a distinct funnel-shaped cup.
HYPOTHALLUS: irregular or discoid, light to dark reddish brown.
PERIDIUM: membranous, yellow, persisting in the lower half as a distinct calyculus that often has a petaloid margin.
CAPILLITIUM: consisting of a dense network of smooth yellow threads, marked with four or five spiral bands, 5-7 µm in diameter.
|SPORES: pale yellowt, minutely spiny to delicately reticulate, 7-8 µm in diameter.|
PLASMODIUM: yellow, becoming red during fruiting.
|HABITAT: Decaying wood and (less commonly) bark, especially that from broadleaf trees.|
DISTRIBUTION: cosmopolitan known from Northland, Auckland, and Stewart Island.