Immature basidiomata globose to subglobose, with or without a pointed apex, 1.3–2.1 cm high × 1.1–2.0 cm diam., external layer light orange to yellowish brown, velutinous due to the presence of conical fascicles of hyphae up to 0.7 cm high × 0.5 cm diam. Expanded basidiomata 1.7–2.9 cm high × 1.3–5.1 cm diam., sometimes with a short stipe up to 3.0 cm high. Exoperidium split into 5–7 rays, saccate, non-hygroscopic; mycelial layer not persistent; fbrous layer orange white, macroscopically similar to the external layer of immature basidiomata, fbrous layer hyphae more or less straight, solid or with very narrow lumen, hyaline to slightly yellowish, 3–4 μm diam.; pseudoparenchymatous layer greyish orange to brownish orange (KC 5C4) when fresh, then greyish brown when dry, pseudoparenchymatous hyphae round, yellowish, 20–45 × 23–35 μm. Endoperidium greyish brown to yellowish brown, globose, subglobose to depressed-globose, 0.7–1.7 cm high × 1.2–1.8 cm diam., sessile; peristome concolor or slightly darker than endoperidium, fbrillose, not delimited, up to 1.5 mm high. Capillitial hyphae straight to more or less sinuous, solid or with very narrow lumen, yellowish brown to olive brown, 2–7 μm diam. Basidiospores globose, brownish, with more or less columnar ornamentation, 4–5 μm diam. Growing on a white subiculum on rotten wood.
The species is worldwide distributed, with several records in GBIF database. We, thus, suggest this species to be categorized as Least Concern (LC).
Known from America, Asia and Australasia (10 countries). Disjunction distribution might indicate a complex of species.
There are 347 records of this species in GBIF, most of them from Brazil (113) and Costa Rica (99).
Population Trend: Uncertain
Growing on rotten wood. In Brazil, the species is common, found in Atlantic Forest, Amazon Forest, Caatinga and Pampa.
In Brazil, this species is well distributed. It is found in the Atlantic Forest, a hotspot, in the Amazonia (currently being deforested at the highest rates in the last decades), Caatinga (threatened with desertification) and Pampa (threatened by grazing and farming).
Reports in Brazil are mostly from protected area.
Disjunction distribution might indicate a complex of species.