Red Belted Polypore is an attractive, varnished, orangish-red to brownish shelf fungus found on dead conifers. The perennial fruiting body is initially knob-like, forming a hard, rounded or hoof-shaped bracket. The thick; upper surface is at first yellowish-brown to orange-brown and varnished. The margin is banded reddish to orange-brown, with a blunt, white edge. The lower surface is minutely pored, white, and bruises pale yellow to buff. The flesh is woody, yellowish-brown over multiple layers of tubes; the pores of fresh specimens frequently exuding droplets of clear liquid.