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.

    Identification difficulty

    On deciduous trees, especially Elm, Beech and Sycamore, causing intensive white rot.

    When to see it

    Can be seen from late spring to early autumn.

    Life History

    Parasitic annual bracket.

    UK Status

    Very Common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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