Anamorph: not known. Teleomorph: stromata absent. Ascomata apothecia, singly or in clusters, 5-15 mm diam., discoid with an indistinct margin, the hymenium orange to bright red, surrounded by short setae that also clothe the outer surface. Setae yellowish brown, 100-600 µm long, 20-50 µm diam. near the base which is rooting and usually bifurcate or trifurcate, multiseptate. Interascal tissue of unbranched paraphyses 2.5-3.5 µm diam., expanded at the apex to 6-10 µm diam., filled when fresh with orange carotenoid pigments. Asci 200-280 x 13-15 µm, cylindrical, gradually narrowing to a short stalk, fairly thick-walled but not fissitunicate, the apex rounded and not thickened, operculate, not staining in iodine, 8-spored. Ascospores arranged ± uniseriately, (21.5-) 22.5-26.5 x (10-) 11-13 (- 15.5) µm, narrowly ellipsoidal, sometimes slightly inaequilateral, hyaline, aseptate, very thick-walled, without a separable perispore layer, covered in ± warts that are varied in size, (0.3-) 0.5-1.5 (-2) µm diam., irregularly distributed and sometimes coalescing or linked by inconspicuous narrow ridges; without a gelatinous sheath or appendages.