Rutstroemia firma grows on wood and forms a small
(usually less than 5cm) brown cup shaped cap with a small stem. The
spores are white, cream or yellowish and the flesh is granular and
brittle. It is usually seen in autumn to early winter.
Rutstroemia firma is classified in the Leotiomycetes (Pezizomycotina).
This genome has been sequenced as part of the 1000 Fungal Genomes project.