fau-panthercap1.jpgThe Fungus Among Us - Polyporellus squamosus
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The Fungus Among Us - Polyporellus squamosus
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(No. 1)  The polyporellus squamosus is considered edible, in the general sense of the term, but because it has such a penetrating acid flour smell and has such tough flesh, it is considered of little culinary value; however, this one looks like it has served as the "dining hall" for someone.


(No. 2)  In this closer view of the surface of the previously pictured polyporellus squamosus, we can get a better look at the polyporellus scales and the apparent teeth marks of the animal that has been eating it.  Within a couple of weeks, the whole fungus was almost completely consumed by whoever was feeding on it.


(No. 3)  The polyporellus squamosus is a largefungus that grows mostly on rotting wood or bark.  It is distinguishable by its browntipped scales on the lighter background color of its cap.

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