Observation 105258: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.

When: 2012-08-14

Collection location: Hickory Hill Park, Iowa City, Iowa, USA [Click for map]

Who: BAM18

No specimen available

Looks and feels like rubber. It seems like ive seen this before idk where though. I was wondering if this is has any sort of psychoactive compound in it. Can I eat it and trip??!

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Definitely not psychoactive, but likely edible
By: Katherine Collins (iluvmyshrooms)
2015-11-12 00:32:18 EST (-0500)

I imagine that the user saw the scales and thought the cap resembled some Gymnopilus species, but this species is a polypore and Gymopilus comes from Agaricales at the highest order…I’ve never eaten the “Dryad’s saddle” before, but I hear that young fresh specimens are pretty tasty. When they are older that rubbery texture it has would probably be pretty tough and unpalatable.

No psychoactivity that I know of.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-08-14 13:52:30 EDT (-0400)

When very young, try eating it though. I have seen it once growing from a large mound of chips: aroma very fragrant and pleasant. I wanted to sample it for its culinary properties only.

Created: 2012-08-14 12:31:13 EDT (-0400)
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