Distribution: N - Ven (Nascimbene 2008c, Brackel 2016), TAA (Brackel 2016), Piem (Isocrono & al. 2004, Puntillo & Puntillo 2009, Brackel 2016). S - Cal (Puntillo 1994, 1996, Puntillo & Puntillo 2009, Brackel & Puntillo 2016, Brackel 2016).
Description: Thallus not evident, not lichenized. Apothecia stalked, pin-like. 0.3-0.5 mm high. Stalk black or raly brown in lower part, the central part hyaline, formed by periclinally arranged hyphae, the outer part formed by irregularly intertwined, medium brown hyphae. Capitulum lenticular to hemispherical, 0.15-0.22 mm across, black, with a well-developed excipulum of dark brown, periclinally arranged hyphae. Epithecium thin, brownish; mazaedium not present; hypothecium colourless to yellowish brown. Asci 8-spored, cylindrical, with a thickened apex penetrated by a narrow canal, formed singly, persisting until the spores are mature. Ascospores 1-septate, pale brown, ellipsoid, 5-7 x 2-2.5 µm, with a poorly pigmented, thin septum and a smooth wall. Photobiont absent. Spot tests: all brown or reddish pigmented parts K+ red, the reaction rapidly fading and the tissue turning greenish brown. Chemistry: an undidentified reddish pigment.
Note: on lignum of conifers, more rarely of deciduous trees in the upper montane and subalpine belts, most often associated with Chaenotheca brunneola, Ch. trichialis and Ch. xyloxena, and probably a parasite or parasymbiont of these species; certainly more widespread, but not common, in the Alps.