Collection location: Loseeniy Ostrov or Elk Island National Park, Moscow, Russia [Click for map]
55.8149° 37.7014° 235m
Polýporus squamósus Fr., Polyporaceae, Aphyllophorales. (Dryad’s Saddle or Трутовик чешу́йчатый, трутовик пестрый).
Cap: 10-40cm wide, almost circular, flat up to sunken and often kidney-shaped; whitish or yellowish-white with overlapped yellowish-brown or reddish-brown scales as indistinct concentric circles.
Flesh: 0.5-3cm thick, soft, white up to yellowish-white or cream when old.
Tubes: 3-8mm long and about 1mm wide, descending stalk; pores angular and rounded; whitish or yellowish-white.
Stalk: 2-6cm long, 1.5-3.5cm wide, almost lateral or off-centre with somewhat as brownish scales at lower half.
Habitat: single or small group as overlapped clusters at the old partially rotten stumps or trunks minor at living trees. Most of these mushrooms grow on poplar or maple or other deciduous woods in this ancient forest.
Comments: These photos are out of National Park border and connected with trees along Moscow buildings.
Edibility: edible when soft and not very old.
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