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Polyporus squamosus   (Dryad’s Saddle)
North America, Europe
Cap 10-60 cm diameter, 0.5-5 cm thick

Polyporus squamosus, also known as Cerioporus squamosus or Dryad’s Saddle, has a circular to fan-shaped bracket, covered with brown scales, a black stem positioned to one side, and a decurrent off-white to ocher tube layer. It grows annually, alone or in clusters of two or three, on broad-leaf trees, also on stumps, favouring beech, elm and sycamore.

Fruiting body can be yellow to brown and has "squamules" or scales on its upper side. On the underside it has whitish cream pores that are made up of tubes packed together closely. The tubes are between 5 and 10 mm long. The taste is not distinctive. Stem black, thick and short.

Polyporus squamosus on the Nature First Web site.
Polyporus squamosus on the MushroomExpert.Com Web site.


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