Basidiome: annual, compound, up to 20 cm in diameter, comprising numerous, spathulate or fan shaped, substipitate pilei, arising from a common base and arranged in concentric rosettes. Pileus: 2-5 cm in diameter, thin, leathery, upper surface pale pinkish brown to pale brown, with paler and darker zones; margin initially white. Hymenophore: smooth or slightly ridged, very pale pinkish to greyish brown, becoming pinkish at maturity. Flesh is very tough. Hyphal system: dimitic; generative hyphae 3 - 8 μm diameter, hyaline, thin walled, with prominent clamp-connexions; skeletal hyphae 4 - 8 μm diameter, cylindrical, hyaline, very thick-walled. Spores: 4.5 - 6.5 x 4 - 5 μm, subglobose to ovoid, hyaline, thin-walled, smooth, amyloid. Basidia: 15 - 20 x 5 - 6 μm, clavate and four spored. No cystidia. Gloeocystidia abundant, elongate, cylindrical, often constricted, up to 145 x 3-9 μm.