Observation 105258: Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr.
When: 2012-08-14
Who: BAM18
No herbarium specimen

Notes: 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: iluvmyshrooms
2015-11-11 23:32:18 CST (-0600)

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 12:52:30 CDT (-0500)

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.

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