Description: Solitary to scattered on soil in
moss areas, medium-sized fruiting body,
coloured black, clavate to irregularly shaped
with bristly hairs (easily visible by a good hand
lens) on stipe, velvety to the touch, with
ridges or grooves. 22-42mm x 6-14mm.
Microscopy: Asci: Transparent, cylindrical and elongated,
asci tips protrude above the paraphyses, 7-9
194-250µm x 19.5-23.6µm. Paraphyses: Thin elongated with curled or
irregular tips, septate, about 5µm in diameter. Setae: Thin, dark coloured, thick walled, rigid
structures with a pointed tip, septate but only
upper septal segment is with pigment, up to
6µm in diameter. AscoSpores: Thin elongated dark coloured
spores, number of septa variable but mature
spores have up to 15 septa; 109-122µm x
5.9-6.8µm, Q=17-20, Qm=18.6.