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Chondostereum purpureum

   (Family: Stereaceae)
Common name: Silver-leaf Fungus EDIT
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Edibility: EDIT Inedible
Size: 10 - 30 mm
Purplish red (Vinaceous)
Spore bearing structure:   Other
Flesh: Pore material cannot be seperated from flesh of the cap
Spore colour:
Smell / taste: Not distinctive
General info: EDIT
Usually many are joined and form overlapping tiers with wavy margins. Thin and pliable when fresh, but brittle when dry. Upper surface is dull purplish brown, velvety in texture with concentric rows of pale hairs. Lower surface purple or brown with a white margin
Pileus (Cap) / Gill: EDIT
Pileus (Cap) decorations: zonate
Gill has decurrent tooth:  
Gill spacing: none
  Pileus (Cap) / Gill info: EDIT
  It is smooth and does not have pores.
Stem: EDIT
Annulus: none
Habitat: Grows on wood
Habitat info: EDIT
On dead and living deciduous trees, especially poplars and oaks.
Silverleaf (Chondrostereum purpureum) is a fungal disease that attacks deciduous trees and shrubs including apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots, nashi, berryfruit, poplars, willows, silver birches, eucalypts and roses. The fungus can easily move between the different host plants. For example, silverleaf on peach trees can also infect apple trees.
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