Morgan, A.P. 1895. New North American fungi. Journal of the Cincinnati Society of Natural History18: 38.
-Mycelium fibrous, rooting from the base. Outer peridium externally invested with a dense minute gray pubescence, splitting into 5-7 acute segments, the inner fleshy layer thin, easily separable but persistent. Inner peridium globose, sessile, smooth, pallid; the mouth conic, ciliate-fimbriate, seated in a circular area. Columella subclavate, reaching the center; threads of the capillitium once or twice as thick as the spores, pale brown; spores globose, even, pale brown, 2 1/2-3 mic. in diameter.
Growing on the ground. Columbia, S.C, Prof. George F. Atkinson. Inner peridium about 1 cm. in diameter, the segments expanding to 3-4 cm. Peculiarly distinguished by its gray pubescent outer surface.