Growing at base of a tree in deciduous woodland.
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Probaly correct ID. I probably come across this one and G.australe which you find mostly on old beech and often multiples with lots of brown spores under. Not sure how you identify between the 2 species. Anyone got any tips?
The more I know the more I realise I don't know
I think that measurement of a range of spores is essential.
G. applanatum tends to have more plate-like fruit-bodies and seems to occupy a greater range of hosts (here in Scotland often on oak) but I am never comfortable about an ID that has not included microscopy.
Fortunately, finding mature, released spores is never a problem!
Lat/Lng: 53.6949, -1.8955
OS grid ref: SE069220