A. Blytt 1880
SPORANGIA: gregarious, Total height 0.5 to 1.25 mm. stalked, globose, 0.1 to 0.2 mm. diam., brown; sporangial wall membranous, persistent only in circular or polygonal plates attached to the ultimate branches of the capillitium.
CAPILLITIUM: of pale brown threads, forking three or four times, sparingly anastomosing at the surface, the ultimate branch lets attached singly or several together to the persistent plates of the sporangial wall.
STALK: dark red with enclosed refuse matter, rough, tapering for three quarters of its length to a swollen mass, usually free from refuse, and then becoming abruptly more slender, thinner, and translucent.
COLUMELLA: short, dividing into the primary branches of the capillitium.
SPORES: Pale brownish violet, faintly warted,
8-10 µm diam.
PLASMODIUM: Watery white.
HABITAT: On dead wood.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Dunedin and Southland.