Basidiomes globose to subglobose, 0.6–2 cm diam. and 0.9–2.3 cm high, with whitish rhizomorphs attached at the base. Exoperidium white to yellowish white when fresh, dark brown when dried, covered by minute conical tubercles, composed of chains of globose cells, 8–22 × 12–28 µm diam. Endoperidium soft, white. Gleba when young cottony and white, when mature powdery and dark brown. Pseudocolumella present. Subgleba orange-white, composed of compacted cells. Paracapillitium thin-walled, 1–2.5 µm diam., septate, branched, hyaline, covered by an amorphous hyaline incrustation. Basidiospores globose, 3–4 µm diam. (without ornamentation), Q = 1–1.05; pale orange in water and KOH, unchanging in Melzer’s reagent; echinate, shortly pedicellate. Spines ≤ 0.5 µm long.
Due to the several records in the country (Brazil), from different biomes, we suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
Known from tropical America (3 countries) according to GBIF, and Thailand.
There are 27 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Brazil (26).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Growing on rotten wood. In Brazil, the species is found in Atlantic Forest, Amazon Forest, and Cerrado.
In Brazil, this species is well distributed. However, it is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades) and Cerrado (also a hotspot).
Reports in Brazil are from protected area.
More collections and taxonomic studies. The species is considered by some authors as synonym of Morganella fuliginea (Berk. & M.A. Curtis) Kreisel & Dring.