Mycologia 49: 513, 1957.
Ascomata 150-200 mm high, 200-280 mm diameter, subglobose to pyriform, ostiolate, papillate, immersed, brown to black, solitary or gregarious. Papillae cylindrical, straight or curved. Paraphyses absent.
Asci unitunicate, 8-spored, thin-walled, early deliquescing.
Ascospores 530-650 x 3-5 mm (including apical chambers), filamentous, curved, hyaline, tapering at each end into an elongate, conical apical chamber, 5-10 mm long, acute or rounded, filled with mucus.
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