|Copyright: Moz Wik (Mozwik) (78)|
|Date Taken: 2018-05-14|
|Camera: Nikon D300|
|Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-06-06 14:04|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|A Polyporus squamosus growing on an old log. From Wiki:|
Polyporus squamosus aka Cerioporus squamosus (yet to be confirmed new taxonomy) is a basidiomycete bracket fungus, with common names including dryad's saddle and pheasant's back mushroom. It has a widespread distribution, being found in North America, Australia, Asia, and Europe, where it causes a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees. The name "dryad's saddle" refers to creatures in Greek mythology called dryads who could conceivably fit and ride on this mushroom, whereas the pheasant's back analogy derives from the pattern of colors on the bracket matching that of a pheasant's back.
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