- entire fruiting body is up to 60 cm wide, cream-brown to dull white/grey in age.
- outside surface consists of many small, overlapping caps with dry, firm flesh.
- caps have a porous underside consisting of tubes are white to yellowish in age.
- fruiting body is attached to the ground with a short, thick, white stem.
- grows singly on the ground, usually in mature hardwood stands.
- appears in late sumer or fall.
- taste is pleasant with a mild odor; cook before eating.