Dryad' s saddle

Basisdaten

dryad's saddle (polyporus squamosus)
  • dryad's saddle (polyporus squamosus)
  • dryad's saddle (polyporus squamosus) underside
  • dryad's saddle (polyporus squamosus)
  • dryad's saddle (polyporus squamosus) underside

Profile

scientific name: 
Polyporus squamosus
class: 
Agaricomycetes
family: 
Polyporales
genus: 
Polyporaceae
kind: 
Polyporus
fruit bodies: 
April - August
wood decomposition: 
White rot
attack course: 

Enters through wounds in the trunk and decomposes the heartwood.

website: 
www.tree-guide.com/dryad-s-saddle
infested zone: 
Trunk
comment: 

Wound parasite. It is not uncommon for the diameter of the fruiting bodies to be 40 cm (15.75 in) large.

recommendation: 

If the tree does not look vital, it should be inspected.