Definition of dryad's saddle in English:

dryad's saddle


  • A common bracket fungus having a scaly yellowish-brown upper surface, found in both Eurasia and North America and edible when young.

    Polyporus squamosus, family Polyporaceae, class Hymenomycetes

    • ‘P. squamosus, the scaly polypore or dryad's saddle, also occurs in both Europe and North America.’
    • ‘Dryad's saddle grows on living and dead hardwoods, mostly in Eastern North America, but occasionally in the west.’
    • ‘Dryad's saddle is a mushroom that appears on dead trees, or on trees that soon will be dead.’