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.
Emerging/ Appears some of the fungal fruit was eaten.
Very eaten by slugs
24 Sep 2015.
Lake Towhee County Park, Bucks Co, PA.
Found on a dead tree.
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...