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  • 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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What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

May 20, 2015 03:23 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

kylejones

Date

May 26, 2015 11:53 AM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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rwp84

Date

May 24, 2015

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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charlie

Date

May 23, 2015 07:09 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Huge. On dead elm

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rwp84

Date

May 20, 2015

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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field_daze

Date

May 20, 2015 06:55 PM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

larry522

Date

May 20, 2015 09:38 AM EDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

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larry522

Date

May 20, 2015 09:36 AM EDT

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Observer

pihlaviita

Date

May 16, 2012

Description

Fairly rare polypore in Finland.

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

shauna

Date

May 18, 2015 10:19 AM CDT

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Square

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Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

pete_woods

Date

May 14, 2015 11:10 AM EDT

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Square

What

Dryad's Saddle Polyporus squamosus

Observer

rwp84

Date

May 12, 2015
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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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