Conidial morph: not known.
Stromata absent. Ascomata apothecia (1-) 1.5–4 (-5) mm diam., solitary to gregarious. Disc flat to convex, pale to strong pink or salmon pink. Stipe (1-) 2–4 (-6) mm long, fleshy, cylindrical to obconical, milky white, glassy towards the base, the exciple pink towards the edge. Interascal tissue of paraphyses with slightly swollen, often ± curved terminal cells, often branched in the upper half. Asci (89-) 100-133 (-140) × 9-11 (-12) μm (living), (63-) 70-95 (-106) × (6.5-) 7–8 (-9) μm (dead), cylindric-clavate, the apex conical, the apical ring blueing in I/KI, 8-spored. Ascospores arranged obliquely uniseriately to biseriately, (9.5-) 12-18 (-23) × (3-) 3.5-4.2 (-5) µm ellipsoidal-fusiform to ± clavate, hyaline, smooth, thin-walled, sometimes becoming 1-septate when old.
Description adapted from Wieschollek et al. (2011).
Not formally assessed, but only definitely reported from GBI on one occasion; likely to be overlooked, but probably threatened due to habitat degradation/loss.
Discinella menziesii is very similar and also occurs associated with mosses; it has larger apothecia with thicker stipes, ascospores that are not clavate and do not become septate.
On moss debris, associated with Ceratodon purpureus, in lowland heath habitats.
VC54 N Lincolnshire.