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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

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

sanguinaria33

Date

April 30, 2016 10:31 AM CDT

Description

On downed log

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rcurtis

Date

April 30, 2016 02:30 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

mahelet

Date

April 30, 2016 10:27 AM EDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

samanthasaez

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

drewlicious

Date

April 27, 2016 05:46 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

ellbgold

Date

April 27, 2016 05:46 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

raphusdodo

Date

April 25, 2016 05:26 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

allenratzlaff

Date

April 25, 2016 08:23 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

bigk2001

Date

May 24, 2015 06:51 PM EDT

Description

This was more than a foot wide and long. Found it on the ground after a storm but u could clearly see where it attached to the tree.

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

cwwood

Date

April 24, 2016 12:22 PM EDT

Photos / Sounds

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

tararat

Date

April 21, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

sandysdad

Date

April 19, 2016 02:39 PM EDT

Description

tree fungus at pony pasture

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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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