Definition of dryad saddle in English:

dryad saddle


  • A common polypore growing on tree stumps and logs, having a scaly, yellowish-brown upper surface, found in both North America and Eurasia 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.’