Key to Danish species of Metatrichia B. Ing

1 Sporocarps ± cylindrical, opening by a ± well defined lid; capillitium of very long elaters, often coiled with adjacent elaters and expanding, spinulose. M. vesparia (Batsch) Nann.-Bremek. ex G.W. Martin & Alexop.
1' Sporocarps obovoid to almost globose, opening in a petaloid manner or irregularly; capillitium of long elaters, smooth. M. floriformis (Schwein.) Nann.-Bremek.