Thallus: like Scytinium gelatinosum, but lobes larger, to 5 mm wide, ± erect, the margins characteristically downturned forming tube-like structures. Upper surface blackish olive-green to brown, without a distinct reddish tinge, smooth or slightly wrinkled.
Anamorph: no information available.
Teleomorph: ascomata apothecia, very rare in GBI.
Assessed by Woods & Coppins (2012) as Near Threatened, and considered to be Nationally Scarce.
Scattered throughout the north, west and central southern Great Britain. BLS map here.
On mosses amongst boulders, and on the ground in old dunes, disused airfields etc., occasionally on tree trunks.