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

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kp123

Date

May 18, 2016

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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flosi

Date

May 29, 2016 06:32 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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nature_nate

Date

May 29, 2016 11:47 AM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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brionnap

Date

May 21, 2016 12:09 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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richkline

Date

May 28, 2016 04:55 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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robertmichael

Date

May 28, 2016 08:56 AM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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arborsphere

Date

May 25, 2016

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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arieopteryx

Date

the past

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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jlmason

Date

May 27, 2016

Description

Multiple fruiting bodies on a rotting Elm tree trunk during a very dry spring.

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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robertmichael

Date

May 26, 2016 07:30 PM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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eattaway92

Date

May 22, 2016 06:56 PM COT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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gyrrlfalcon

Date

May 25, 2016 03:49 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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