Cap 1-3 mm broad, obtusely conical expanding to broadly campanu- late, covered overall when young with brown tufted conical spines, these soon fall off leaving a glabrous surface, deeply radially grooved, dark brown fading in the grooves and on the margin to pale yellowish brown. Gillss adnexed, distant, narrow, white. Stem 5-15 x 0.5 mm, wiry, solid, tough, glabrous, dark brown to black. Spore Deposit white. Edibility: unknown.