Gilled, in shelflike clusters; broad, fleshy, whitish, grayish, or tan cap; stubby, off-center stalk. Grows on stumps, logs, and trunks of deciduous trees. Year-round. Cap shell-shaped, semicircular to elongated; margin is smooth, sometimes wavy; whitish to grayish to tan; texture velvety; flesh is thick, white. Gills narrow; spacing nearly distant; white, becoming yellowish; attachment descending the stalk. Stalk (if present) short, thick; white; base is hairy; off-center, solid. Spore print white to grayish-lilac. Spores magnified are narrowly elliptical, smooth, colorless.
There are no lookalikes in Missouri that are poisonous.