SPOROCARPS: an aethalium, ususall several to small groups in a single fruiting, Scattered to crowded, sub globose to depressed-spherical or irregular from pressure. Pinkish gray or yellowish brown to deep olivaceous or nearly black, 3 to 10 mm broad.
CORTEX: warted or roughened rather thin and fragile.
PSEUDOCAPILLITIUM: composed of long, branching folds and anastomosing flattened tubules marked with conspicuous transverse folds and wrinkles.
NOTES: Common and often noticed due to its large size and bright colour when immature.
SPORES: At first pink or gray in mass, changing to pale ochraceous or pallid. reticulate, 6-8µm in diameter.
PLASMODIUM: Pink to coral red or orange to cream.
COMMON NAME: Wolf's milk or toothpaste slime
HABITAT: Decaying wood and less common bark.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Northland, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Taupo, Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Nelson, Nelson, Westland, Fiordland, Mid Canterbury, Southland and Dunedin.
Colour changes as these matures. Lest common is the yellow form
A mass fruiting on wood chip mulch such number are unusual.
Spores: First pink or gray in mass, Changing to pale ochraceous or pallid, reticulatr, 6-8 µm in diameter.