Description: Solitary to gregarious, small sized
'earth tongues', clavate 'head' (irregularly shaped)
with a short stipe, terrestrial amongst moss,
coloured a dull but very dark brown, almost black,
without hairs or setae on stipe. This species is dry
not glutinous. Size range of collected specimens:
15-23mm x 5-7mm (upper part).
Microscopy: Asci: Cylindrical narrowing at the apex, 8 spored,
bi- to multiseriate. Size: 180-192µm x 19-23µm Paraphyses: Thin, hyaline, sparsly septate, often
with inflated tips, ocassionally pointed tips,
generally recurved at the tips. Diameter:
3.1-4.2µm, tips up to 6.7µm. Ascospores: Initially aseptate and colourless,
becoming 3-septate and dark brown in colour with
time. In literature mature spores are reported to be
up to 12-septate (original description).
3-spetate spore size: 40-41µm x 7-9µm