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Polyporus squamosus (Huds.) Fr. (Dryad’S Saddle)

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Suggested Literature

Polyporus squamosus may be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
FUNGI
(true fungi)
BASIDIOMYCOTA
(spore droppers)
AGARICOMYCETES
(a class of fungi)
AGARICOMYCETIDAE
(a subclass of basidiomycetes)
POLYPORALES
(polypores)
POLYPORACEAE
(a family of polypores)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Polyporus squamosus is associated with:

fruitbody Fagus - beeches (Fagales: Fagaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Juglans - walnuts (Fagales: Juglandaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Fraxinus - ashes (Lamiales: Oleaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Pyrus - pears (Rosales: Rosaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Ulmus - elms (Rosales: Ulmaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005,
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Acer - maples (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore, Great Maple (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005,
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Broadleaved trees - broadleaved, frondose or deciduous trees fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005,
Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 [causes a white and stringy rot of the heart wood]
fruitbody Pinopsida - conifers fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Juniperus - junipers (Pinales: Cupressaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Pinus - pines (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody parasitises wounded trunk Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Fagus - beeches (Fagales: Fagaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Fraxinus - ashes (Lamiales: Oleaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Ulmus - elms (Rosales: Ulmaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Acer pseudoplatanus - Sycamore, Great Maple (Sapindales: Sapindaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Major Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Broadleaved trees - broadleaved, frondose or deciduous trees fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Pinopsida - conifers fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Juniperus - junipers (Pinales: Cupressaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
fruitbody Pinus - pines (Pinales: Pinaceae) fruitbody is saprobic on dead, decaying wood Rare Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005

There may be more taxa associated with Polyporus squamosus listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)

Associated with Polyporus squamosus:

is associate of larva Fannia monilis - a lesser house fly (Diptera: Fanniidae) van Emden, F.I.,, 1954
is associate of larva Mydaea maculiventris - a muscid fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Fonseca, E.C.M. d’Assis, 1968
is associate of larva Mydaea urbana - a muscid fly (Diptera: Muscidae) Fonseca, E.C.M. d’Assis, 1968
bracket (dying) dying bracket is decayed by fruitbody Entoloma parasiticum - a toadstool (Agaricales: Entolomataceae) Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005
bracket (old) old bracket is parasitised by subiculate perithecium Hypomyces aurantius - Orange Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Major Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket (old) old bracket is parasitised by Cladobotryum anamorph Hypomyces aurantius - Orange Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Major Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket (rotting) rotting bracket is decayed by larva Fungomyza albimana - an anthomyzid fly (Diptera: Anthomyzidae) Rohácek, J., 2009
bracket bracket may contain larva Metalimnobia bifasciata - a cranefly (Diptera: Limoniidae) UK/Ireland
bracket bracket may contain larva Ula sylvatica - a pediciid cranefliy (Diptera: Pediciidae) UK/Ireland
bracket bracket is parasitised by subiculate perithecium Hypomyces rosellus - Pink Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket bracket is parasitised by Cladobotryum anamorph Hypomyces rosellus - Pink Polypore Mould (Hypocreales: Hypocreaceae) Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998
bracket bracket is decayed by superficial, scattered or gregarious perithecium Nectria peziza - a pyrenomycete (Hypocreales: Nectriaceae) UK/Ireland Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998

Polyporus squamosus may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

FUNGI
(true fungi)
POLYPORALES
(polypores)
POLYPORACEAE
(a family of polypores)
Polyporus
(a genus of stipitate bracket fungi)
Fungi s.l. (via Fungi)

Further Information

Notes (MWS) Widespread and common (less so in the north) this large scaly bracket fungus appears during the summer, mainly on frondose trees. It can be a wound parasite, often fruiting on a branch scar, or a saprobe on dead or decayed wood.

References

Buczacki, S. & Harris, K., 1998 Pests, Diseases & Disorders of Garden Plants
Ellis, M.B. & J.P., 1998 Microfungi on Miscellaneous Substrates: An Identification Handbook
Fonseca, E.C.M. d’Assis, 1968 Diptera: Cyclorrapha Calyptrata Sect (b) Muscidae
Legon, N.W. & Henrici, A. with Roberts, P.J., Spooner, B.M. & Watling, R., 2005 Checklist of the British and Irish Basidiomycota
Rohácek, J., 2009 A monograph of Palaearctic Anthomyzidae (Diptera), Part 2
van Emden, F.I.,, 1954 Diptera: Cyclorrhapha Calyptrata (I) Sect (a) Tachinidae and Calliphoridae
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