- fruiting body is up to 60 cm broad, consists of many small, overlapping caps that are creamy brown, becoming dull white/grey in age.
- caps have a porous underside consisting of tubes that are white, becoming yellowish in age.
- fruiting body is attached to the ground with a short, thick, white stem.
- grows alone on the ground, usually in association with mature hardwoods.
- appears in late summer or fall.
- taste is pleasant, odor is mild; cook before eating.