Nov 23, 2020

This Sprouting, Octopus-like Fungus Is the Stuff of Nightmares | National Geographic

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Watch a strange, sprouting mushroom reach out like an octopus … or the devil’s fingers.
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Time-lapse video shows an octopus-like fungus bursting from its “egg.” Fittingly known as the octopus stinkhorn, or devils’s fingers, this mushroom spends much of its time underground. When it’s time to reproduce, it emerges and starts to ooze a spore-filled slime that attracts flies. The flies carry the spores away, helping the strange mushroom to spread far and wide.

Read about the creepiest plants and fungi known to science.

This sprouting, octopus-like fungus is the stuff of nightmares | national geographic.

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