SPORANGIA: total height 1 to 2 mm., scattered, stalked, erect, often in clusters of two or three together, globose or turbinate, 0.5 to 0.7 mm. diam., bright yellow, mottled with well-defined brown, dark brown, or purplish red patches.
STALK: cylindrical, stout, 0.1 to 1 mm. high, 0.2 to 0.3 mm. thick, dark brown, opaque.
PERIDIUM: membranous, pale yellow, densely charged with brown granular matter at the base of the sporangium and in the dark patches.
CAPILLITIUM: of bright yellow or orange elaters 3,5-4 n diam., with short, tapering ends, marked with four close spiral bands, and studded with few or many spines.
SPORES: Bright yellow or orange in mass, minutely warted, 11 - 13 µm diam.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Dunedin.