Teleomorph: ascomata apothecial, (1-) 2-4(-5) mm diam, sessile or shortly stalked, initially ± globose and closed in structure but becoming urniform and finally shallowly cup-shaped, often densely clustered on a poorly developed pale subiculum that often is only visible within aggregations of fruit-bodies. Apothecial disc bright orange to reddish orange, the outer wall concolorous, furfuraceous, with small scale-like tufts that are visible especially on young ascomata. Outer wall tissue composed of thin-walled textura globulosa-angularis with cells 20-55 µm diam, ± colourless, the medullary tissue containing orange vacuolar bodies that give rise to the overall fruit-body pigmentation. Interascal tissue of unbranched paraphyses, 3-4.5 µm diam, the apex clavate and between 5-8 µm diam, straight, remotely septate and filled with bright orange-red granules. Asci 200-230 x 10-13 µm, cylindrical, short-stalked, 8-spored. Ascospores arranged obliquely uniseriately, 23-26 x 7-8 µm (fresh material mounted in water, 21-25 x 7-8.4 µm (dried rehydrated material), fusiform, the ends slightly apiculate, sometimes slightly inaequilateral, hyaline, fairly thick-walled, aseptate, without a gelatinous sheath or appendages.