Polyporus squamosus Polyporaceae Dryad's Saddle

Bottom view showing pores Top View Young fruiting bodies on gorse

Polyporus squamosus 17kb

Polyporus squamosus, Dryad's Saddle. This Bracket fungus can grow up to 60cm across, and is common in Guernsey, usually on dead stumps, often of Elm. The top surface is pale buff, with darker scales arranged concentrically. Underneath is a cream covering of fine pores which release the white spores. It becomes very tough and woody. Some have tried eating the young bodies, but they are rather tasteless

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