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

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Recent observations

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

wayne13114

Date

May 22, 2015 02:42 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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arthur

Date

May 13, 2016 07:49 PM HST

Description

Large polyphore growing on dead oak.

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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tiggrx

Date

August 14, 2016

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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loismiller

Date

August 22, 2016 02:34 PM CDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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jasonrgrant

Date

August 21, 2016 02:20 PM CEST

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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dan58

Date

August 20, 2016 05:07 PM CDT

Description

Very large (1.5-2ft in diameter). Fine white teeth on underside.

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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audra-holmes

Date

October 26, 2013 12:36 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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bethkatzpa

Date

May 15, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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ross2

Date

August 19, 2016 09:54 AM AST

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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sdz456

Date

August 1, 2016 03:40 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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maryehunt

Date

May 10, 2016

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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flosi

Date

August 9, 2016 06:50 PM 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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