Description: Thallus crustose, indistinct, not lichenized. Perithecia black, to 0.5 mm across; involucrellum K+ green. Hamathecium of slender, branched and anastomosed, long-celled, stiff pseudoparaphyses; periphyses absent; hymenial gel I-. Asci (4-)8-spored, more or less clavate, K/I-, fissitunicate, the apical dome with an indistinct ocular chamber. Ascospores 1(-3) septate, slightly constricted at septum, hyaline, narrowly ellipsoid, slightly pointed at both ends, 30-47 x 7-10 μm. Photobiont absent. Spot tests: all negative. Chemistry: no lichen substances.
Note: a mainly central European, non-lichenized, saprophytic species also known from northern Spain, found on the trunks of broad-leaved deciduous trees, in woodlands, below the montane belt; certainly very rare in Italy.