Cap: 5-20 cm across, tongue-shaped to bracketlike, upper surface convex-pulvinate to plane and occasionally somewhat depressed toward the place of attachment, red, margin inflated.
Hymenophore: first pink, later reddish-brown, short, thin tubes.
Spore print: white-hyaline
Spore: oval with 1 drop, 3,7-5,2 X 3-3,8 μm
Stem: short, thick, sometimes stalkless.
Flesh: soft, succulent, red juice when cut, odor pleasant, taste little sourish.
Habitat: on living or dead wood, usually on the lower portions of the trunk, causing a brown rot, grows from summer to fall.
Edibility: edible only young.