Top Ten Weirdest Fungi

Most of these bizarre fungi don't even look real at all...

The Top Ten

1 Bleeding Tooth Bleeding Tooth

It does look yummy, like strawberry jelly or something. But then the name makes me think it looks like blood, lol. - eventer51314

Also known as strawberry and cream (it kinda looks like whipped cream with strawberry jam...yummy...), red-juice tooth, or devil's tooth. Bleeding tooth (Hydnellum peckii) is a species of fungus found in North America, Europe, Iran, and Korea

This pretty but kinda creepy fungus got its name because the young and moist fruit bodies can "bleed" bright red fluid. This fungus is inedible (but not toxic) - FireWasp2004

2 Blue Milk Mushroom Blue Milk Mushroom

Also known as indigo milk cap or indigo/blue lactarius. Blue milk mushroom (Lactarius indigo) is a species of fungus found in North and Central America and East Asia

This fungus is really blue. The fruit body color ranges from dark blue to blue-grey. This fungus is edible (despite looking unnatural) - FireWasp2004

3 Veiled Lady Veiled Lady

Also known as bamboo fungus, bamboo pith, long net stinkhorn, or crinoline stinkhorn. Veiled lady (Phallus indusiatus) is a species of fungus found in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia

Lacy "skirt" (indusium) hangs from beneath the cap, and reaches nearly to the ground, which gives the fungus its name. This fungus is edible - FireWasp2004

4 Anemone Stinkhorn Anemone Stinkhorn

Also known as sea anemone fungus or starfish fungis. Anemone stinkhorn (Aseroe rubra) is a species of fungus found in Australia

It looks like a red star-like structure covered with brownish slime on a white stalk, which gives it its name. It has a foul odor of carrion - FireWasp2004

5 Dog Stinkhorn Dog Stinkhorn

Dog stinkhorn (Mutinus caninus) is a species of fungus found in Europe, Asia, and eastern North America

It got its name because it resembles a dog's phallus (penis). It's said to smell like cat feces. It's inedible, but there are reports of the immature "eggs" being consumed - FireWasp2004

6 Devil's Cigar Devil's Cigar

Also known as Texas star. Devil's cigar (Chorioactis geaster) is an extremely rare species of fungus found only in selected locations in Texas and Japan

The fruit body resembles a dark brown or black cigar before it splits open into a star-like arrangement of 4-7 leathery rays. - FireWasp2004

7 Violet Coral Violet Coral

Also known as magenta coral. Violet coral (Clavaria zollingeri) is a species of fungus found in Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, and Asia
This gorgeous fungus' tubular fruit body is purple to pinkish and it can grow up to 10cm in height, which makes it look like a coral - FireWasp2004

8 Cordyceps Cordyceps V 1 Comment
9 Dead Man's Fingers Dead Man's Fingers V 1 Comment
10 Entoloma Hochstetteri Entoloma Hochstetteri

Entoloma hochstetteri is a species of fungus found in New Zealand and India

Same thing as the blue milk mushroom, it's really blue, except that its edibility is unknown - FireWasp2004

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