Belongs to: bracket fungi

Silver-leaf fungus Chondostereum purpureum

Best time to see: all year

Key facts

A bracket fungus with a wavy margin that is the cause of 'silver-leaf disease' that attacks fruit trees

Common on trees and shrubs in the rose family, and especially plum and cherry

The first evidence of the fungus is a silvering of the leaves, and when the wood is cut it appears stained brown

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© Tony Gunton