Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Octopus Stinkhorn

This strange looking thing Is actually fungus, known as the ‘octopus stinkhorn’ or ‘devil’s fingers’ and has been recently spotted growing in the New Forest in England.Most fungi sprout from the ground but this one emerges from an egg and are often found in clusters.The mushrooms are native to New Zealand and Australia but made their way across to Europe in 1914.The four tentacle-like arms are covered in an brown goo which smells and attracts flies.

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