The brackets of this species can be from 8 to 22 cm wide and are characterised by having a sharp edge. They are pale brown on the upper surface with circumferential bands. The white to cream porous underside bruises pink when scratched, hence the common name. When old and no longer viable the brackets age to a striking red-brown colour. Found on dead deciduous wood, particularly Alder, Birch, Cherry and Willow. Tough and woody. Can occur singularly or in groups.
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