Mycelium mostly immersed, setae and hyphopodia absent. Anamorph: conidiomata absent. Conidiophores developing from a basal stroma composed of dark brown thick-walled angular cells, 300-550 µm in length, 9-13 µm diam. at the base and 6-10 µm diam. just below the fertile head, which is ± globose (to ca 400 µm diam.) and composed of an irregular arrangement of short rough-walled branches. Conidiogenous cells ± spherical, with conidia formed in chains from one or more fertile loci. Conidia 7-10 µm diam., globose, dark brown, covered in short truncate spines to ca 1 µm in length. Teleomorph: reported as Massarina igniaria by Booth (1968) and Aptroot (1998), but from an Indian collection that may well not be conspecific with the anamorph.