|SPOROCARPS: A pseudoaethalium composed of numerous sessile sporangia crowded together, individual sporangia cylindrical to ovate, pale umber to reddish brown or purplish brown, up to 0.4 mm in diameter and 5 mm tall with the entire structure reaching 150 mm or more in size.
HYPOTHALLUS: well developed, membranous to spongy, colourless to pallid.
HYPOTHALLUS: membranous, thin, persisting in mature fruiting bodies except at the individual sporangia, where it tends to break away.
Another specie that goes through a range of colours as it matures
|SPORES: Umber brown in mass, pallid by transmitted light, finely reticulated over three quarters of the surface, 6 - 8 µm in diameter.|
PLASMODIUM: Watery and colourless, becoming milky white then changing through rose to brown.
|HABITAT: Decaying wood or wood debris, occasionally on forest floor leaf litter.|
DISTRIBUTION: Cosmopolitan, known from Auckland, Taranaki, Bay of Plenty, Wanganui, Gisborne, Marlborough Sounds, Southland.