Red List Status -
Cap: convex with a centrally depression, irregular; 40 - 90 mms diameter; rugulose, radially ridged, laccate and velutinate in parts; zoned in concentric bands of pale brown, red brown, dark brown and black.
Stipe: central, cylindrical, irregular; 60 - 100 × 4 - 8 mms; greyish brown, velutinate; attached to roots or wood.
Pores: adnate to subdecurrent; white to cream; bruising red; turned brown by the spores.
Flesh: thick and woody, pale brown staining vinaceous on bruising then slowly black.
Spore print: brown.
Notes: this fungus can be recognized by its rugulose, laccate, zoned cap with multiple red brown, pale brown and black concentric zones, tall stipe attached to buried wood.