Thick, semicircular, reddish or rusty, gelatinous bracket; pinkish yellow underside. Grows at the base of living oaks and on stumps. July–October. Cap semicircular or spoon-shaped; reddish or rusty; texture gelatinous, smooth; flesh is thick, dark pinkish, mottled with lighter veining. Pores circular; whitish, becoming reddish brown. Stalk (if present) very short, thick; broad, then tapered; blood red. Spore print pinkish salmon. Spores magnified are smooth, oval.
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