Pale Jelly Roll
Small, white, gelatinous mass with an irregular shape; brainlike or jelly-like. Grows in clusters on dead wood. Spring and fall. Fruiting body irregular; may look like a blob of jelly or a blister, or may appear cuplike or brainlike; fruiting bodies may fuse and form rows; white; texture gelatinous, smooth. Spore print white. Spores magnified are sausage-shaped, smooth.
Lookalikes: There are other species of “jellies” in the genus Exidia, but they have different colors, which can be black, reddish brown, or amber. Witches’ butter (Tremella mesenterica) is yellow.