Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Basidiomycota   Family: Meruliaceae

Chondrostereum purpureum (Pers.) Pouzar

Silverleaf Fungus

A common species in England and Wales but becoming progressively scarcer farther north and new to the Outer Hebrides in 2011.

A low, spreading fungus with a characteristic wavy edge with a white outer band. The underside shows the pink and purple bands to best effect