Ascomata 140-250 µm diam, to 400 µm tall, ovoid to turbinate or ampulliform, pale to metallic grey in reflected light, with well-developed dark brown rhizoids. Peridium composed of angular to irregular fairly thick-walled cells that may be arranged in a petal-like fashion around hair bases, the wall in the ostiolar region often more darkly pigmented. Ascomatal hairs brown, to 6 µm diam at the base, fairly thick-walled and strongly verrucose, helically coiled in the apical region, unbranched. Lateral seta-like hairs are often also present. Interascal tissue none, at least at maturity. Asci 11-15 µm broad, clavate, long-stalked, evanescent at an early stage but empty asci often persisting and appearing paraphysis-like, 8-spored. Ascospores 7-9.5 x 6-7 x 5-6 µm, limoniform to nearly spherical, the apices slightly apiculate, flattened laterally, hyaline and dextrinoid when young, pale grey-brown when mature, with an apical germ pore.