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  • English
    • Dryad's Saddle
    • Pheasant's Back Mushroom
    • Pheasant's-back Polypore
  • Scientific Names
    • Polyporus squamosus
    • Boletus squamosus
  • German
    • Schuppiger Stiel-Porling
    • Schuppiger Porling
    • Schuppiger Schwarzfußporling
  • Finnish
    • suomukääpä
  • Russian
    • Трутовик чешуйчатый

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Recent observations

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

falcon427

Date

August 4, 2006

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Date

May 24, 2014

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Date

June 3, 2014

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

jpoirier20

Date

March 31, 2012 11:33 AM CDT

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

marknenadov

Date

July 3, 2010

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

flosi

Date

November 7, 2015 08:07 AM EST

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

raphusdodo

Date

November 5, 2015 04:43 PM EST

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

swampy

Date

October 31, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

juliahamilton

Date

October 11, 2015

Description

this mushroom was a large mass growing out of a hole in a large older tree. There was a larger mass with smaller mushrooms around it. The mushroom has a creamy colour, with a broad top that is kind of concave in shape. On the head of the mushroom there were colours of brown and black mixed in with a wave like pattern.

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

swampy

Date

October 10, 2015

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

swampy

Date

October 4, 2015

Description

Emerging/ Appears some of the fungal fruit was eaten.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

katharinavivian

Date

October 1, 2015
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Description from Wikipedia

Polyporus squamosus is a basidiomycete bracket fungus, with common names including Dryad's saddle and Pheasant's back mushroom. It has a widespread distribution, being found in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe, where it causes a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees. The name "Dryad's saddle" refers to creatures in Greek mythology called Dryads who could conceivably fit and ride on this mushroom, whereas the pheasant's back analogy derives from the pattern...

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