SPORANGIA: total height 2 to 8 mm., in small clusters, cylindrical or elongate-ovate, stalked, lilac-brown.
STALK : black, shining, 0.5 to 2 mm. tall. 20-33% total height, the base keratinoid and hollow.
COLUMELLA: reaching the apex, giving rise to delicate capillitium
CAPILLITIUM: a dense network of flexuose, dark brown threads, the ultimate branchlets slender, uniting to form a smooth or spinose, close surface-net, which is usually incomplete or sometimes absent entirely.
SPORES: Pale lilac-brown, 6-8 µm diam., reticulate with narrow, raised bands.
HABITAT: On dead wood and leaves.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland and South Canterbury.