Polyporus squamosus

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Polyporus squamosus

3 May 2008 Buckinghamshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin

Common Name

Dryad's Saddle

Cap

Fan shaped, sometimes depressed, upper surface yellow brown with coarse dark scales, to about 60 cm across

Pores

Whitish, large, angular

Stem

Short, lateral, dark brown to black at the base

Flesh

White, tough

Smell

Strong, mealy

Taste

Indistinct

Season

Spring to summer

Distribution

Common

Habitat

On living and dead deciduous trees

Microscopic Features

Spores ellipsoidal (12-16) x (4-6) µm2

Edibility

Edible when young

Notes

Take care not to confuse with P. tuberaster

Additional Photographs

Polyporus squamosus

July 2005 Berkshire. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin