Normally, we'd think of mushrooms as part of our burgers. They're often mentioned when we go to fast food restaurants. But not all mushrooms are like that. In fact, some of the wild mushrooms found in some parts of the planet look out of this world. You might even get terrified at the first sight of them.
Here, is one incredibly scary mushroom that has generated some buzz because of its appearance. I would like to remind you right now that this is not an alien organism out to conquer us or whatever. So, if you're ready to learn about this amazing mushroom, view the post below.
If you don't want to call it by its scientific name, this gorgeous mushroom is also known as the Devil's Fingers or the Octopus Stinkhorn. It's labelled as the former because of its red characteristic, and it's titled as the latter because it looks like some tentacle that grew out from the ground.
Well, the Devil's Fingers mushroom is apparently native to New Zealand and Australia. With all the deadly animals in Australia, it does not seem surprising anymore that they also have such an interesting mushroom.
Thanks to some kind, benevolent person, the Octopus Stinkhorn is also now available in California, Britain and in other parts of Europe.
If you're wondering, there isn't some ancient Kraken or anything that would be sprouting out of this. The gelatinous eggs of this mushroom are typically placed in clusters.
When the Octopus Stinkhorn matures, it will develop four "tentacles" that would spread out from the mushroom's sac.
Aside from being incredibly noticeable because of the color, the Devil's Fingers mushroom also apparently smells like some rotten flesh. Death awaits you, I guess. I'm kidding, of course.
Even with this creepy appearance, some people actually eat the eggs of the Devil's Fingers mushroom. Yes, these alien-like mushrooms are considered a delicacy in some areas of the world.
Now go and thank Australia and New Zealand for another horrific yet awesome organism.