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14 bizarre and beautiful mushrooms

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on April 17, 2014, 2:54 p.m.
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Chorioactis geaster

An extremely rare mushroom, the devil's cigar is found only in select locations in Texas and Japan. In Texas, the fruiting body grows on the roots of dead cedar elms, while in Japan it grows on dead oak trees. It isn't known why it is only found in these two distant locations. Like the octopus stinkhorn mentioned earlier, this mushroom emerges and splits into four to seven arms, which have spore-bearing tissue.