Possibly R. peltata because the "PD test was + orange."
Planning to deposit specimen at the UC Berkeley Herbarium.
This was growing in debris on the forest floor of a mixed pine and hardwood forest.
Lobster mushroom - a mold that covers certain species of Russula and Lactarius mushrooms. It is a “highly prized edible.”
Ascomycota is a Division/Phylum of the kingdom Fungi that, together with the Basidiomycota, form the subkingdom Dikarya. Its members are commonly known as the sac fungi. They are the largest phylum of Fungi, with over 64,000 species. The defining feature of this fungal group is the "ascus" (from Greek: ἀσκός (askos), meaning "sac" or "wineskin"), a microscopic sexual structure in which nonmotile spores, called ascospores, are formed. However, some species of the Ascomycota are asexual, meaning...