SPORANGIA: gregarious, somewhat clustered, globose, 0.4 to 0.6 mm. diam., stalked or sessile, shining iridescent bronze, rarely blue; sporangial wall membranous, colorless.
STALK: stout, tapering, white, 0.2 to 0.5 mm. high, filled with lime either in the form of granules or crystalline nodules, rarely brown and without lime.
COLUMELLA: small, conical, white or brownish, usually absent in the sessile forms.
CAPILLITIUM: radiating from the columella or base, and consisting of branched and anastomosing, purple-brown threads, usually stouter and paler below, slender and colorless at the tips.
SPORES: Purplish gray, 7-10 µm diam., reticulated with rows of close-set warts or spines, forming a net of small or large meshes.
HABITAT: On dead leaves, twigs, etc.
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland.