Shrub or perennial forb to 1.5m tall. Leaves succulent, alternating up the stems, to 1cm long, flat to club-shaped, hairless, with rounded tips. Flowers tiny (less than 3mm across), solitary at the bases of the leaves. Fruiting body green, pink, or red, brownish when dry, hairless, with a single horizontal wing with one radial slit, and 5 vertical wings on the underside.
Description and photo (page 268) and line drawing of fruiting body (Fig. 47-12 page 271) in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales