Classification
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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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

charlie

Date

June 25, 2016 03:57 PM EDT

Description

On living sugar maple

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

owenclarkin

Date

May 29, 2016 09:37 AM EDT

Place

Barrhaven (Google, OSM)

Description

I would naively guess Dryad's Saddle, but am not sure

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

pirumparum

Date

May 27, 2016 10:41 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

frankc

Date

November 7, 2015 09:06 AM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rtyle1

Date

June 18, 2016 11:08 AM EDT

Description

Growing on elm tree

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

bholden

Date

June 11, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

jaliya

Date

June 11, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

donnathegardener

Date

June 11, 2016

Description

Very large 12-16 inches across not much insect damage.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

dpom

Date

June 12, 2016 08:15 AM PDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

dschigel

Date

June 13, 2016 08:29 PM SAST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

meghanoliver

Date

June 12, 2016 12:31 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

mothvet

Date

June 11, 2016
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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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