Devil's Fingers fungus, AKA "Facehugger bush, RUN KIDS RUN"

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    :blank: Once upon a time I used to make threads about wacky bizarre flora and fauna that can be found in the world on the internet; well, here I am with yet another zany bit of shrubbery: the Devil's Fingers mushroom! You thought Giger was high off his gourd and having interestingly Freudian hallucinations when he designed the facefuckershuggers for Alien? Turns out he was out hiking instead.

    Devil's Fingers sprouts in the form of egg-shaped leathery sacs, and when the stars are right the climate is just right, the sac splits and forth spew nightmares of a tentacular nature.


    Here is what it looks like:




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    And here is how it hatches:





    Neat, huh?
     
  2. LittleFlame

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    This thing looks absolutely disgusting
     
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    Ever so slightly creepy.
     
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    Sweet!
    Flora like this is amazing!
     
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    You say disgusting, I say delicious.
     
  7. LittleFlame

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    Not in taste in appearance
     
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    Are you going to feature a dish with this on a future episode of GBAchef?
     
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    Name fits it. Looks like it be something Satan and is wife would produce when they're drunk.
     
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    Afraid I have met all of two people I would trust to know what mushrooms are good to eat, I am not one of those people either. If one of those, or another, rotates back into my life I might see about it.

    Yeah I meant in appearance.
     
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    is it edible ? looks tasty!
     
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    It's really cute ^O^

    I wonder how it tastes ;D
     
  14. FAST6191

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    I looked it up as I was posting the earlier stuff.
    Most would consider it inedible in the bloomed form, and apparently it smells awful at that point as well. The sac form is edible it seems. In both cases the sites I read said it was not poisonous.