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A star-shaped mushroom, called the Devil's Cigar (Chorioactis geaster) is one of the world's rarest fungi. It's also known as the Texas star. These fungi had been detected only in central Texas, two remote locations in Japan, and most recently in the mountains of Nara. The Devil's Cigar is a dark brown cigar-shaped capsule that transforms into a tan-coloured star when it splits open to release its spores. It is also one of only a few known fungi that produce a distinct whistle sound when…

Devil’s Cigar (Chorioactis geaster) A star-shaped mushroom is one of the worlds rarest fungi. This fungi had been detected only in central Texas, two remote locations in Japan, and most recently in the mountains of Nara.

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10 Fascinating Bioluminescent Organisms

During Japans rainy season, a glow-in-the-dark mushroom begins to sprout in Wakayama prefecture. The Mycena lux-coeli mushrooms sprout from fallen chinquapin trees and as they grow, a chemical reaction involving a light-emitting pigment occurs, causing them to glow a ghostly green

I Have always had an obsession with fungi. Their structure has such a complexity and is so delicate. Have always loved photographing it. Along with the rest of nature...... SD

Zombie mushroom hand. This Clathrus archeri, or "Devil's Fingers" - looks like a cold, dead hand reaching out to pull the rest of the zombie body out of the earth. Those even look like tattered sleeves down by the wrists of the hands!

Caesar's Mushroom (Amanita caesarea) ~ By Monika Belková. Once this beautiful mushroom fully erupts the cap will open and 'blush' on the top to an orange/red usually...the gills will be yellow as will the stem/skirt.