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14 bizarre and beautiful mushrooms

By: Jaymi Heimbuch on April 17, 2014, 2:54 p.m.
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Phallus indusiatus

The delicate veiled lady mushroom is found in gardens and woodlands in southern Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Australia. Though the lacy skirt is what draws our eyes, the cap is coated in a greenish-brown spore-containing slime that attracts insects, which then help disperse the spores. It is edible and healthful, and is sometimes used in Chinese cuisine.