Nann.-Bremek. ex G.W. Martin & Alexop.
Fruiting body a stalked (or
rarely sessile) sporangium, gregarious to clustered, 1.0–1.5 mm tall. Sporotheca
obovate, usually firmly united into clusters, erect, wine-red to dark maroon or
sometimes nearly black, individual units 0.4–0.7 mm in diameter. Hypothallus
membranous, contiguous for a group of sporangia, colourless to dark red.
Peridium opaque, firm, shining, often with metallic reflections, dehiscence by a
preformed dome-shaped operculum. Stalk solid, rather thick when supporting
several sporothecae, brick red. Capillitium consisting of numerous long, free,
rarely branched elaters, most of which are bent 180 degrees in the middle with
the two halves coiled about one another, bearing three to five spiral bands and
numerous spines 1–2 µm long, bright red to deep crimson, the tips blunt. Spores
brownish red in mass, reddish orange by transmitted light, minutely warted, 9–11
µm in diameter. Plasmodium black but becoming deep red just prior to fruiting.*
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