Sporocarps erect, often in large colonies, deep red, fading to red-brown, crowded or gregarious, 1-2 mm total height. Sporothecae subglobose, ovoid or cylindrical, erect, 0.5-1 mm diam., expanding to 1(-2) x the original size. Stalk dark or red-brown, 0.5-1.5 mm long, cysts mostly 12-15 µm diam. Capillitium net rather dense, the tubules slender, 3-4 µm diam., usually with coarse half rings arranged in a spiral, elsewhere smooth or minutely warted or with fine subreticulate ridges. Calyculus plicate, usually rather coarsely papillate-reticulate, usually rather small and shallow, funnel-shaped. Spores 6-8 µm diam. minutely, pale-warted and with scattered larger wartlets.
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