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Polyporus squamosus             Dryad's Saddle

Fruitbodies are bracket form to short-stalked, 6-30 cm across, kidney-shaped to circular, dry, yellowish to tan, covered with dark-brown flattened scales, fleshy when young, becoming spongy-tough in age. Pores are large, angular, 1-2.5 mm wide, and off-white to yellowish. Stalks are lateral or off-centre, short and stout, 1-5 cm long, 1-3 cm wide and often black at the base. Widespread and common, it fruits in fall and spring on hardwood stumps or logs or living trees.