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Dryad's Saddle - Cerioporus squamosus Edible when young. I found many young ones, but they were surrounded by poison ivy.<br />
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Habitat: Growing on a rotting stump<br />
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Habitat: Growing on a rotting stump<br />
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Dryad's Saddle - Cerioporus squamosus

Edible when young. I found many young ones, but they were surrounded by poison ivy.

Habitat: Growing on a rotting stump

Dryad's Saddle - Cerioporus squamosus Edible when young. I found many young ones, but they were surrounded by poison ivy.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Growing on a rotting stump<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/78885/dryads_saddle_-_cerioporus_squamosus.html Dryad's Saddle,Geotagged,Polyporus squamosus,Spring,United States

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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. 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.. more

Similar species: Polyporales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 12, 2019. Captured May 11, 2019 14:13 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm