10 of the most bizarre and amusing fungus names
Fungi are incredible living organisms. While we see some mushrooms all the time, there are many little-known fungus species that can surprise you not only with their appearance, but also with their funny and amusing names. Let's learn more about them.
#1 Devil's Fingers
Besides its frightening appearance, this mushroom is also reported to smell like decayed flesh...
#2 Hairy Parachute
Try to answer one of the easiest trivia questions about mushrooms: Which branch of biology studies mushrooms?
#3 Snaketongue Truffleclub
Creepy, isn't it?
#4 Jack O'Lantern
Cute but poisonous, these large orange mushrooms are found in North America.
#5 Hairy Earthtongue
When your name speaks for itself.
#6 The Flirt
Another common name for this species is the bare-toothed Russula.
#7 Potato Earthball
Looking like small potatoes, these mushrooms are incredibly weird from the inside.
#8 Twisted Deceiver
This one looks fine, but according to its name you shouldn't trust it...
#9 Barometer Earthstar
These weirdly shaped mushrooms with an even weirder name are edible. They are quite popular in Thailand.
#10 Chicken of the Woods
You can easily find this fungus in the forests of Europe and North America.
Which of these unusual fungi names did you like the most? Do you know any other funny mushroom names?
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