|Commonly attached to dead logs or stumps at one
point with a thick stem.
The fruit body is
8–30 cm across and up to
10 cm thick.
The body can be yellow to brown and has "squamules" or scales on its
The name "dryad's saddle" refers to creatures in Greek
mythology called dryads who could conceivably fit
ride on this mushroom.
Young specimens are preferred, as they can become infested with maggots
and become firm, rubbery and inedible as they mature.
When picking any fungus for consumption,
caution should be exercised at all times.