22 November 2008 West Sussex. Photograph copyright Leif Goodwin.
Forming multiple small brackets, sometimes partially or wholly resupinate, upper surface whitish, finely hairy, underside purple, becoming brown with age, paler when dry
On living and dead wood from deciduous trees
Spores sausage shaped, smooth, hyaline (5-8) x (2.5-3) µm2. Hyphal system monomitic, generative hyphae with clamp connections.
Causes silver leaf disease in fruit trees, which leads to the death of the tree unless the infected wood is removed