- fungus is up to 30cm wide, orange-red to liver-red.
- flesh is moist and oozes a reddish juice when squeezed.
- underside is porous and consists of tighly packed, tiny pipe-like tubes, bruising reddish.
- stem is orange to liver red, lateral to the fruiting body.
- grows singly or as several on the base of living trees such as oak, or on hardwood stumps.
- appears in late sumer or fall.
- flesh has a sour taste and mild odor; cook before eating.
- warning: the juice from older specimens can gause gastric upset. Soaking overnight helps to remove the juice.