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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 />
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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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By Christine Young

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Uploaded May 12, 2019. Captured May 11, 2019 14:11 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/4.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm