The diameter of its cap usually does not exceed 10 cm. Spore powder is cinnamon brown, rusty brown.
It grows in dense clusters on stumps and at the base of deciduous trees from September to November.
It is very common in Latvia. The numerous scales on the cap make this mushroom look somewhat like an ancient reptile.
Edible, has to be boiled first. It is extremely bitter and needs to be boiled for two hours.
Ļoti bieži sastopama neliela lapiņsēne, kas aug blīvos puduros uz lapukoku celmiem vai dzīvu lapukoku pamatnēm.
Ēdama, bet mazvērtīga. Ļoti rūgta, tāpēc jāvāra divas stundas, un ūdens jānolej. Var sālīt.