About Chondrostereum Purpureum:
- It is a plant fungus that causes silver leaf disease in plants, particularly those in the rose family.
- It is commonly found in temperate regions of the northern and southern hemispheres.
- It attacks most species of the rose family Rosaceae, particularly the genus Prunus.
- It is often found on old stumps and dead wood, but can also be a serious parasite of living trees.
- The disease is progressive and often fatal.
- It is spread by airborne spores landing on freshly exposed sapwood.
Q1) What is silver leaf disease?
Silver leaf is a fungal disease of the wood and leaves of some trees, especially plums, apples, apricots and cherries. The fungus infects the wood through wounds and causes a silvering of the leaves followed by death of the branch.