Phylum: Basidiomycota Class: Agaricomycetes
Order: Agaricales Family: Cyphellaceae
Species: Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar
Synonyms: Auricularia persistens
Stereum purpureum
Stereum vorticosum
Thelephora purpurea
Common Name: Silverleaf Fungus


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Chondrostereum purpureumPhotographer:  David Mitchel
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Associated Species (where recorded) & number of records:
Fagus sylvatica (8)
Quercus (2)
Populus alba (2)
Acer pseudoplatanus (1)
Populus (1)
Fraxinus excelsior (1)
Corylus avellana (1)
Betula pubescens (1)
Betula (1)
Alnus cordata (1)
Salix caprea (1)
Alnus glutinosa (1)
Habitat (where recorded) & number of records:
Woodland: mixed (7)
Woodland (6)
Woodland: broadleaved, semi-natural (6)
Neutral grassland: semi-improved (5)
Parkland and scattered trees (5)
Woodland: broadleaved (5)
Built up area, domestic (3)
Woodland: coniferous, plantation (3)
Boundaries: hedge with trees, species-rich (1)
Marsh/marshy grassland (1)
Ornamental gardens (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: broadleaved (1)
Parkland and scattered trees: mixed (1)
Scrub: dense/continuous, neutral (1)
Valley alderwoods on mineral soils (1)
Wet valley alderwoods (1)
Woodland: broadleaved, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation (1)
Woodland: mixed, plantation, high forest (1)
Woodland: plantation (1)
Substrate (where recorded) & number of records:
Stump (6)
Log (3)
Fallen Tree (2)
Norway Maple (2)
Rotting Wood (2)
Sawn Wood (2)
Tree (2)
Wood Cut End (2)
Cut Trunk (1)
Dead Wood (1)
Quercus rubra (1)
Months recorded in & number of records:
January (2)
March (5)
August (3)
September (7)
October (12)
November (4)
December (7)