|Sporocarps sessile, subglobose, pulvinate or prolate. ▒ angular with morchelloid ridges when dry, 90-170 Ám diam. and 90-210 Ám tall, nearly black or black, shiny. Hypothallus discoid and pale. Peridium triple, the outer layer hyaline, membranous, the middle one gelatinous and holding refuse matter, the inner membranous, brown, densely, irregularly, minutely papillose within, the papillae in part in irregular rows, but not larger along the preformed lines of dehiscence (which form the ridges on the sporotheca). Dehiscence along the preformed lines or ridges into lobes below and platelets above. Spore-mass nearly or quite black. Spores very dark brown, paler and thinner on one side, smooth, ▒ globose, (12-)13-14 Ám diam.|
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