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Dryad's Saddle

Polyporus squamosus

Description:

Mushroom found while hiking in a forested area outside of Talinn, Estonia.

Habitat:

Widespread. Hardwood trees.

1 Species ID Suggestions

wetlands
wetlands 10 years ago
Bracket Fungi


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14 Comments

arlanda
arlanda 10 years ago

Impresive!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Can't be sure if it's on an oak tree though! The bark looks right, but the leaves I can see look odd.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 10 years ago

Wow that's a great find!! Congrats. :)

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

Amazingly adequate name :) Like from a fairy tale!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Thanks! When I checked the Map page, I was surprised that none of the spotters from the area had posted pictures like this.

Saarbrigger
Saarbrigger 10 years ago

Wow. Impressive.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Thanks for the help Wetlands and Scott!

ScottRasmussen
ScottRasmussen 10 years ago

Could definitely be Dryad's Saddle. That's one monstrous fungus.

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Does this look like a Dryad's Saddle / Pheasant's back mushroom
(Polyporus squamosus)??

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

It is shocking. I look at local mushrooms so differently now. I was told the name, but do I remember? Of course not. But, I'm looking...

JulieEdwards
JulieEdwards 10 years ago

WOW! that is mother of all fungus!! what a fabulous find :)

CindyBinghamKeiser
CindyBinghamKeiser 10 years ago

Impressive!

1Sarah2
1Sarah2 10 years ago

Thanks!
It grew back the next year. I am hoping to post pictures from that year as well. The size of the mushrooms in that area is just amazing!!

IanMichaelIleto
IanMichaelIleto 10 years ago

WOW, that is one huge fungus! nice spotting 1Sarah2

1Sarah2
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Keila vald, Estonia

Spotted on Jul 10, 2006
Submitted on Sep 16, 2011

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