Ascomata: 300-550µm diam, globose, cleistothecial, shining black, with two distinct types of appendages; covered with gradually tapering verrucose hairs to ca 350µm in length and 4-5µm diam at the base, brown at the base but the pigmentation fading towards the tip, appearing reddish in reflected light; and with usually a single tuft of 4-7 thick-walled appendages to 3000µm long, dark brown except at the extreme apex, often slightly swollen at the apex but not recurved. Peridium thick, composed of outer layers of very thick-walled dark brown textura angularis with cells to 4µm diam, and inner less strongly pigmented layers. Interascal tissue absent. Asci 58-72 x 18-22µm, clavate, long-stalked (to ca 25µm), very thin-walled, without apical structures, evanescent, 8-spored. Ascospores 11.5-13.5 x 8-9.5µm, slightly flattened laterally, limoniform in face view, ellipsoidal in side view, at first hyaline but becoming mid brown, thin-walled, smooth, with a single apical germ pore about 1.5µm diam, without a gelatinous sheath.