October 2002 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Bracket or shell shaped, smooth, sticky when damp, colour very variable, dark grey, olive green or ochraceous, to about 15 cm across
Whitish to ochraceous
Lateral, broad, yellowish, covered with coarse dark brown hairs
Firm, white, gelatinous beneath the cap cuticle
Autumn to winter
On living and dead wood from deciduous trees
Spores sausage shaped, +/- curved, smooth (4-5.5) x (1-2) µm2