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Dryad's Saddle - Polyporus squamosus Large fan-shaped tan caps with flattened reddish brown scales. Yellowish tan pores. Stem was covered in velvety, dark brown tomentum. <br />
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Growing on a tree on the edge of a swamp. It grows on this tree every year. Geotagged,Polyporus squamosus,Spring,United States,dryad's saddle,fungi,fungus,mushroom,polypore,polyporus Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Dryad's Saddle - Polyporus squamosus

Large fan-shaped tan caps with flattened reddish brown scales. Yellowish tan pores. Stem was covered in velvety, dark brown tomentum.

Growing on a tree on the edge of a swamp. It grows on this tree every year.

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  1. Beautiful! I've still never found these! Posted 3 years ago
    1. Thanks! Really?! They are common up here - I've already seen at least 4 clusters this season. Posted 3 years ago

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''Polyporus squamosus'' aka ''Cerioporus 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.

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Jul 9, 2018. Captured May 20, 2018 12:16 in 80 Main St, Sharon, CT 06069, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/3.5
  • 1/197s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm