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    • Dryad's Saddle
    • Pheasant's Back Mushroom
    • Pheasant's-back Polypore
  • Scientific Names
    • Polyporus squamosus
    • Boletus squamosus

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Recent observations

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

dyeany2

Date

April 26, 2015 09:15 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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acryptozoo

Date

April 26, 2015

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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milopyne

Date

April 11, 2015 09:31 AM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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pirumparum

Date

June 6, 2014 02:27 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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joshualincoln

Date

October 17, 2014

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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pete_woods

Date

May 20, 2014 03:32 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Date

October 2, 2014 01:11 PM PDT

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Square

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Pheasant's Back Mushroom Polyporus squamosus

Observer

field_daze

Date

July 29, 2014 03:29 PM EDT

Place

almonte on (Google, OSM)

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Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) Polyporus squamosus

Observer

mainebirder

Date

May 27, 2010

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Square

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dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus

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magpie

Date

June 14, 2014

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Square

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dryad's saddle Polyporus squamosus

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magpie

Date

June 14, 2014

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rwp84

Date

June 14, 2014
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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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