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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

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

mz_surprise

Date

June 2, 2016 01:05 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

eattaway92

Date

July 14, 2016 02:45 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rcurtis

Date

July 9, 2016 01:56 PM EDT

Description

This was a huge mushroom, probably about 12" wide

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

er1kksen

Date

May 27, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

sudachi

Date

July 11, 2016 06:44 AM CDT

Description

Very large shelf fungi!

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

field_daze

Date

July 5, 2016 09:03 PM EDT

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

susanelliott

Date

June 27, 2016 02:59 PM EDT

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

swampy

Date

July 2, 2016

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

annagypsy

Date

June 17, 2016 12:27 PM EDT

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
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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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