Creepy Fungus That Looks Like The Devils Hand

Many beautiful and scented plants grow in forests in the world which hikers would find delightful. The Devil’s fingers or Octopus Stinkhorn (Clathrus archeri) is an opposite of these plants. There are creepy-looking plants around the world and this disgusting plant is one of them.

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A plant indigenous to Australia certainly, and Tasmania which is an introduced species in North America, Europe and Asia. These are some of the places you can find the reddish creepy fungus.
The fungal plant actually erupts from an off-white egg growing into a zombie’s hand with bright red fingers.

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This extremely creepy plant bursts surprisingly out of its suberumpent egg.
As if its look is not disgusting enough, it produces a putrid flesh-like odor once mature.

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In fact, the Devil’s Fingers is edible. However, its taste ought to be horrible.
Technically, this dismembered zombie hand appearing Devil’s Fingers is not poisonous. Nevertheless, ensure you do your best not to consume the Octopus Stinkhorn.

 

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