Author: Jan Scholten
Name: Cerioporus squamosus.
English: Dryad's saddle, refers to dryads in Greek mythology riding on this mushroom; Pheasant's back mushroom, derives from the pattern of colors on the bracket matching that of a pheasant's back.
Region: North America, Australia, Asia, Europe.
Mycology: bracket fungus; causing a white rot in the heartwood of living and dead hardwood trees.