Dryad's Saddle - Polyporus squamosus
A large annual bracket fungus that can reach 60 cm across and be up to 3 or 4 cm thick, initially circular or fan-shaped, ochraceous-cream covered in concentric dark brown fibrillose scales. The stem is off-set from the centre.
On deciduous trees, especially Elm, Beech and Sycamore, causing intensive white rot.
Can be seen from late spring to early autumn.
Parasitic annual bracket.
Very Common throughout Britain.
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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- RED = 2020+
- DARK BLUE = 2015-2019
- LIGHT BLUE = pre 2015