Dryad's Saddle

Name: Dryad's Saddle

Scientific name: Polyporus squamosus

Category: Fungi

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: Grows on trees and tree stumps.

How to identify: A very large fungus, saddle-shaped with a pale fawn upper surface flecked in brown.

Where: Widespread.

Fantastic fact: The Dryads were the tree nymphs of Greek myth.

Photograph credit: Chris


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