The conidia are the most distinctive feature, being 1- or 2-celled, dark brown, bullet-shaped to egg-shaped, flat at the base, and with a colourless line or germ slit on one side. They are borne on upright, branched conidiophores. Occurring on dung, soil, and meat in cold storage. Holomorph: Microascus. Ref: Ellis 1971, 1976