Chondrostereum purpureum

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Chondrostereum purpureum fruiting body (click on image to enlarge it)
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Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers. ex Fr.) Pouzar - (silverleaf fungus)

Chondrostereum purpureum fruiting body (click on image to enlarge it)
Source: Wikimedia Commons

The fungus causes the silverleaf disease of plum, cherry, pear and other trees. It can enter the tree only through fresh open wounds and causes decay of the wood. It is also used as a biological herbicide in forest management.


Vernacular names
• Deutsch: Silberglanz der Obstbäume
• English: silverleaf fungus
• Español: mal del plomo de los frutales
• Français: maladie du plomb parasitaire

For details see the respective page in Wikipedia.