Common Names: Resinous polypore, late fall polypore, benzoin bracket
Approximately 7 to 25 cm across, velvety, dark red/brown, aging black above, white/cream colored below. Its spongy but tough, sweet smelling flesh exudes an amber/red liquid when young. It has no stem and is directly attached to the dead wood. Chemical reaction: all parts grayish to blackish with potassium hydroxide.
Typically fruits on hardwood logs and stumps in late autumn. It is a widely distributed species.