Found in leaf litter under young coast live oak. The orange (ochraceous) spore print and lack of crown-like branch tips suggest Ramaria, according to the key in Mushrooms Demystified. Keying to species was difficult.
finer than many ramaria i've seen. looks like mac 'n cheese.
Armstrong Redwood Forest
Underneath chestnut oak and bay in north facing valley, coastal hardwood forest (mt. vision)
Alongside fallen oak.
The genus Ramaria comprises approximately 200 species of coral fungi. Several, such as Ramaria flava, are edible and picked in Europe, though they are easily confused with several mildly poisonous species capable of causing nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea; these include R. formosa and R. pallida.