The Fan-shaped jelly fungus (Guepinia spathularia) belongs to the family Dacrymycetaceae. It is an annual fungus that is distributed throughout Japan, as well as widely the Korean Peninsula, China, South-east Asia, Africa, North and South America, and Australia. This fungus is a saprophyte and grows on deadwoods of conifers and broad-leaf trees from spring to fall. The fruiting body is 5-15 mm in height, and spatulate to fan-shaped or the Carageen moss (Chondrus ocellatus)-like shaped. The whole plant is yellow to orange-yellow or reddish-brown. This fungus is atoxic, though it is unsuitable for consumption.