(Berk. & Ravenel) Morgan
SPOROCARPS: gregarious, rarely clustered, sessile, subglobose, 0.3 to 0.7 mm. diam., or forming short terete plasmodiocarps, rarely branched or netted, scarlet or orange-red.
PERIDIUM: outer crust of compacted scarlet or yellow lime-granules, lightly affixed, separating and breaking away in flakes from the inner, membranous wall.
CAPILLITIUM: a network of slender, colorless or pale yellow threads, with rounded lime nodes, orange or yellowish, usually with red centers.
SPORES: Pale brownish lilac, 7-9 µm in diameter; almost smooth.
HABITAT: On dead wood and leaves.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and Southland.