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  • Russian
    • Трутовик чешуйчатый
  • Finnish
    • suomukääpä
  • English
    • 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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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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marknenadov

Date

July 27, 2013

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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swampy

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

Common

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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tiggrx

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July 7, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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joshualincoln

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July 3, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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swampy

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May 13, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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bdunc

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May 25, 2007

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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rwp84

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June 19, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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ani

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June 13, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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ani

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June 13, 2015

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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sunfishmoonlight

Date

June 13, 2015 06:28 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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erikamitchell

Date

June 7, 2015 11:18 AM EDT

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

christinadoyle

Date

May 31, 2015 12:27 PM CEST

Description

These very large fungi grew on a fallen tree in a clearing at the edge of Dunster castle estate.

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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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