- fungus is up to 30cm broad, orange-red to liver-red.
- flesh is moist and oozes a reddish juice when squeezed.
- underside is porous and consists of tiny, tightly packed, pipe-like tubes that bruise reddish.
- stem is orange to liver red and is attached laterally.
- grows singly or as several on hardwoods, typically at the base or from stumps.
- appears in late summer 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.