Found under a California bay tree in the broader context of a mixed oak woodland.
Growing under California bay tree in a mixed oak woodland
Growing up through moss on the ground (there was a dying live oak nearby)
growing on a tree stump
Red-orange KOH reaction
On deciduous wood
Hypholoma fasciculare, commonly known as the sulphur tuft, sulfur tuft or clustered woodlover, is a common woodland mushroom, often in evidence when hardly any other mushrooms are to be found. This saprophagic small gill fungus grows prolifically in large clumps on stumps, dead roots or rotting trunks of broadleaved trees.