Common Names: Brown witch's butter, leafy brain, jelly leaf
Sub-category: Jelly Fungus
It is parasitic on other species of fungi in the Stereum genus. Fruit bodies are gelatinous, pale to dark brown, sometimes purple-brown to almost black, up to 8 in across, and seaweed-like (with branched, undulating fronds).
Generally found on dead attached and recently fallen branches of broadleaf trees and conifers.