Distribution: Deciduous woodlands, rarely on conifers. Northern North America.
Habitat: Deciduous woodlands and mixed forests.
Substrate: Dead hardwoods, rarely on conifers.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tough leathery brackets or shelves that may form into rosettes. Caps zonate, velvety, muted multicolored, may turn green from algae. Hymenium has broad gill-like structures, off-white shades.