Silverleaf Fungus - Chondrostereum purpureum
This fungus forms leathery, lilac to deep purple patches with a white edge. After starting as just a crust on the wood, the fruiting structure develops undulating intergrowing brackets up to about 3 cm broad.
On dead deciduous wood, often appearing on the sawn ends of felled trunks.
All year round.
Causes Silverleaf disease on the foliage of the Plum and Cherry family.
Infrequent but widespread in Britain.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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