Typically, jelly fungus shrivel up during dry conditions. However once it rains, they can absorb up to 60 times their weight in water, which causes them to swell up into their gelatinous ‘original’ form.
Alternate Name: Black Jelly Roll, Warty Jelly Fungus Size: up to 20 cm across Family: Tremellaceae Habitat: Typically found on dead, attached or recently fallen branches of broadleaf trees and conifers. Identification: "Fruit bodies are gelatinous, pale to dark brown, sometimes purple-brown to almost black, and seaweed-like (with branched, undulating fronds)." From Wikipedia