SPOROCARPS: stalked, gregarious to crowded but occasionally scattered, 2 to 6 mm. Sporotheca ovate to cylindrical, pinkish red to brick red 0.4 - 1.2 wide.
STALK: slender, sriate, same colour as the sporotheca or darker 0.5 -1.5 mm long. Hypothallus ether small and inconspicuous under individual sporangia or contiguous for a group of sporangia, reddish brown with a silvery sheen.
PERIDIUM: persisting as a shallow calycus in mature fruiting bodies only, shining, plicate, smooth or nearly so.
CAPILLITIUM: consisting of a network of threads 3 - 4 µm in diameter and marked with cogs and half-rings, firmly attached to the whole surface of the calyculus.
SPORES: Red or reddish brown in mass, colourless by transmitted light, with a few scattered warts 6 - 8 µm in diameter.
HABITAT: Decaying wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taranaki, Hawkes bay, Nelson, Waikato and Wellington.
NOTES: The most common of the red species found its colour makes it stand out and easier to find.