Growing on an old tree stump, only just above ground level.
Edit: Changed to match Flaxton's ID. Many thanks. Photo of spores added.
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No interactions present.
That was my first thought but it seems out of place in the Scottish Borders.
From the photo, how can you tell the colour of the spores? (I'll try to collect a specimen next weekend to check.)
The leaves underneath are covered in the brown spores.
Thanks. I had just assumed that these were normal dead oak and beech leaves.
The difference between G applanatum and G australe is best shown by looking at the spores so I often take home one of these leaves.
I'll aim to do that and will try to post a photo from the microscope.
Lat/Lng: 55.4737, -3.2026
OS grid ref: NT240206