Small, yellow, irregularly lobed, gelatinous masses. Grows on dead deciduous wood. Year-round. Fruiting body irregularly lobed, brainlike; sulfur yellow to pale yellow; texture gelatinous; trembles at the slightest touch. Spore print yellowish. Spores magnified are oval, elliptical, smooth.
Lookalikes: There are other yellowish “jellies,” but none of them are known to be poisonous. The pale jelly roll (Exidia alba) can be similar in size and shape, but it is white.