Fig 1
FRUIT BODY: 3-12cm wide.  Brain like mass of gelatinous reddish brown to brown leaf-like lobes.  Shiny surface becoming shrivelled, crisp and eventually black when dry only to revive when damper conditions return. GILLS/PORES: N/A. FLESH: Soft, gelatinous, concolorous with fruit body. SPORES: White, subglobose. HABITAT: Broad leaf trees and rarely on conifers.  Parasitic on a variety of crust fungi. SEASON: Frequent.  All year round.  EDIBILITY: Edible.

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