28 February 2009 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Sub-spherical, surface finely roughened, pink when young, then reddish brown, and finally black, to about 1 cm across
On dead wood from beech trees
Ascospores ellipsoidal to crescent shaped, smooth (11-15) x (5-7) µm2
Take care not to confuse with H. howeianum which is distinguished by smaller spores