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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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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

donnamasonspier

Date

May 25, 2009 12:36 PM EDT

Description

Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) photo = Dryad's-saddle_Naples,NY_©DonnaMason-Spier_P0830p©

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dlcarterksu

Date

November 7, 2013

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Observer

terry_delaney

Date

July 7, 2013 10:13 AM EDT

Description

Montreal, Quebec.
Common names: Dryad's saddle; Pheasant's-back polypore.
http://www.messiah.edu/oakes/fungi_on_wood/poroid%20fungi/species%20pages/Polyporus%20squamosus.htm

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

julbar

Date

October 19, 2013

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lmnelson

Date

October 13, 2013 03:31 PM CDT

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annieoakley

Date

September 19, 2013

Place

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT (Google, OSM)

Description

I cannot be certain that this identification is accurate. The stalked polypore was growing from the ground in a mowed lawn area near hardwoods (could be growing from an underground stump).

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Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) Polyporus squamosus

Observer

tysonlj

Date

August 18, 2013 12:57 PM EDT

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

joannerusso

Date

August 16, 2013

Description

on a fallen, rotting, tree. large size.

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catalpa_joe

Date

June 23, 2013 12:06 AM CDT

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Dryad's Saddle (Polyporus squamosus) Polyporus squamosus

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creationhiker

Date

June 13, 2013

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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jlloyd

Date

May 28, 2013 07:24 PM EDT

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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

kylejones

Date

May 24, 2013 08:33 AM EDT
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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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