- cap is up to 8cm wide, cream-orange to brownish-red.
- underside is whitish and has characteristically large hexagonal, almost diamond shaped pores, each ~1mm wide.
- grows singly or as several on hardwood branches and twigs.
- appears in sumer or fall.
- has mild taste and no odor; cook before eating, softer young specimens are preferred.
- an edible lookalike is Polyporous squamosus.