In Russia, the nature of the forest seems rather harmless. Why be afraid? Some buttercups, yes cornflowers. The most dangerous can be nettles, and amanita. But in the tropical forests there are more plants, from which you want to escape, and far away. Subtle, but terrible enemies are also mushrooms.
This pretty fungus resembles some kind of dessert, or chewing gum smelling of strawberries and decorated berries. However, there is such a “delicacy” is highly discouraged, otherwise it will be the last thing that you will be able to taste in this life. Fungus for its appearance is also called a strawberry with cream, tooth juice, bleeding or diabolical tooth. This dangerous fungus is known since 1812 and is considered since inedible. Probably, in those days some amateur of experiments tried this food, sacrificing his life and his example by warning descendants of this. However, the fungus differs not only in remarkable external qualities, it also has excellent antibacterial properties, in addition, there are chemical substances that can dilute the blood. Perhaps, in time this mushroom can take the place of penicillin. Itself this medicine in due time has been deduced from a mushroom of a kind Penicillium notatum. So, if you do not have enough thrills and there is an indispensable desire to perpetuate your study of the flora – lick this mushroom. Consider that the Darwin Prize, awarded for the most stupid suicide, is already in your pocket.
This plant very much resembles something alien, from earthly creatures, it resembles an Indian totem dug into the ground, on which human eyes are planted. So, probably, some serial killer decided to mark the burial place of all his numerous victims. Such an unusual plant is called “puppet eyes”. Another name, not so well portraying the essence – a white crow. It grows in the mountains in the east of North America. Let the plant and not dangerous, but its appearance can even scare a person. Spectacular fruits on red legs appear in the light at the end of summer.
Smoothing horn of an octopus and Sea mushroom Anemone.
When a person encounters these creations of the Most High, immediately comes the thought of the creator’s sanity. In nature, however, there are cases when disgusting things seem delicious. However, this case is different. Mushroom with a loud name “Smelling horn of an octopus” in addition to disgusting appearance added to his qualities and a terrible stench, which words can not convey. But not far from this fungus in Australia grows the same smelly fellow – the fungus sea anemone, it is also called the sea star. He has a characteristic smell, giving away the dead. To be afraid of these mushrooms it is not necessary, they are not poisonous, but hardly there is a person wishing to taste them – will scare away the fragrance. People from him often even lose consciousness. Both of these fungi are pretty tricky. In order not to be destroyed by the soles of vengeful Australians, they at first seem unremarkable – like whitish toadstools. But it will not be long and the mushrooms begin to blossom. In just a couple of months, a terrible monster appears on the light. During this period the hat is divided into 3-4 parts, forming something like petals. Piercing stink, of course, is a protective mechanism from gourmets who want to taste fungi. In addition, such a smell attracts flies, which act as natural and basic vectors of the spores.
This plant resembles the thorns of our thistles, which are often provided on hair or clothing. However, there is a very significant difference between them. At snapping, thorns are small and even pretty lumps, which I’d like to see closer. But the diabolical claw was not in vain received such a name – it looks like an evil spider-eater, who is so eager to dig into the living flesh. Another name of the plant is not less “talking” – the devil’s claw.Originally this terrible plant was found only in Arizona. Local indigenous people, Indians, wove from the claw even outwardly terrible baskets, creating entire minefields that made enemies choose another road. Today claw plants have already occupied the entire northwestern United States. It seems that soon such an attack will reach Russia, so the most timid should already now stock up on weed control agents and build serious fences.
It’s no coincidence that Batman used a bat to intimidate criminals. Gotham-city chose a bat. These creatures of darkness are really terrible – they have small evil eyes, thin legs and clingy hooked claws, sharp teeth and a plump body, covered here and there with scraps of wool. A wicked image is completed by huge wings. Such a description would fit an eerie monster from another low-budget horror film. Those who believe that these animals are really cute and eat only plant food, can expect disappointment when such a creature at night will start sucking their blood. The above is largely a conscious thickening of colors, because in the world there are only a few species of bats that feed on blood and attack animals primarily in their weight category. However, many with shudder observe the flight of such a winged mouse. But back to the plants. Generous nature created an eerie plant, trying to give it all the distinctive features of the bat. For greater intimidation, the flagellate tentacles were also added. Such a plant, the Chinese mouse, can claim the role of a child’s nightmare in a dream. However, it is not found in nature, it is grown exclusively for decorative purposes. We must pay tribute to the brave gardeners, because they literally cultivate nightmares, efforts of human fears, despair and pain. Such people possess courage, since it is difficult for a normal person to endure a presence on a plot of a plant that seems to have just come down from a picture of a mentally ill artist. He seemed to be trying to paint a vase, but he used human heads as a nurturing of vile larvae.
Hand of Buddha.
It is not clear who decided that this plant resembles the hand of a deity. It is more like a tentacle of cartoon hentai, which is about to wrap around the next victim. The name was born from the fact that Buddha, according to beliefs, during the prayer can slyly wrap and fold his fingers. At such a time, his hands resemble monstrous tentacles. In fact, such nasty sprouts are quite edible. This delicious citrus fruit is very popular in China and Japan. Regarding the first country, this fact is not surprising, it is enough just to recall the network of restaurants more like toilets. And that’s why the restrained Japanese are fanatical from the Buddha’s hand – it’s unclear. At its core, this plant is a lemon, just a strange kind. In it besides a peel of anything also is not present. Such fruit, however, attracts the eastern peoples not only with its original appearance, but also with its aromatic capabilities. So, in Japan tea is made from this citrus, and in China it is even kept in the house as a talisman that can bring luck and happiness, grant longevity and drive away all evil spirits. Tentacles make jam and marmalade, as well as spirits that give violets. There is a Buddha’s hand and other name – Buddha’s brush, cedar, citron or Corsican lemon. Venerina the flytrap.
Perhaps, several million years ago, these monsters devoured the dinosaurs, being the real masters of the planet. However, evolution in every way struggles with maximalism. As a result, the giants simply did not find a place, they either died out, or assumed completely earthly dimensions. That’s why today the flytrap is a small plant, whose diet includes only insects, slugs, caterpillars, and frogs. There are a lot of very sensitive hairs inside the mouth paste. Once an insect crawls onto a plant, it touches them.Those give signals to the inside of the sheet to initiate cell contraction. The mouth quickly closes. Soon, the inside of the flycatcher leaf begins to secrete the digestive fluid. The poor victim, who has lost strength in trying to free himself, begins to slowly digest. This process can take a long time. So, on digesting one slug flycatcher takes a whole week. The Internet is full of videos about how the flytrap eating grasshoppers or frogs – an impressive sight. Cedar-apple rotting mushroom.
It turns out that there is something that can quickly turn a juicy and healthy apple into a rotting, vile lump that becomes a shelter for a whole brood of worms. This means can become a cedar-apple rotting mushroom, or, in short, the KNIG. This fungal infection knows how to transform the fruits of apples and cedars to a complete unrecognizability. This abomination is worthy of becoming the main character of any horror film. After all, infected fruits turn into nasty monsters in just a couple of months. The smallest controversy of the fungus develops into a large ball, whose diameter is from 3.5 to 5 centimeters. Wetting, this substance begins to separate, releasing unpleasant tendrils. As a result, out of pretty apples or cedar nuts, something terrible, living with its life, is formed. Try this dish, of course, is highly discouraged.
To taste the incomparable aromas of such a plant is the same as dipping your head into the hole of a village toilet. Rafflesia is a plant-parasite of the family of euphorbia. It has the largest flower in the world. Some of them can reach in diameter up to a meter, and weigh eleven kilograms. Interestingly, most of the life of the parasite is not carried out on the will, but in the tissues of the host plant. These are usually lianas from the family of grape growing in the humid tropics of the Philippines and Indonesia. Rafflesia stands out because it does not have roots or stems. Most of the plant is a huge flower with five fleshy petals. This unusual parasite was discovered in 1818 by the expedition of Thomas Stamford Raffles in the southwestern part of Sumatra. Then the travelers found a copy with a diameter of 1 meter and weighing 6 kilograms. At the same time, scientists noted that they were amazed not so much by the flower with its incredible dimensions, as by the terrible cadaveric smell that came from it. Such an unusual smell allows you to pollinate the plant with the help of flies. Today, only the flowers remained in Rafflesia from their closest relatives – ordinary seed plants. After all, this parasite has already adapted to its way of life so much that it has lost all other signs of the plant – stem, roots, ability to photosynthesis. Now all the nutrients of Rafflesia are obtained directly from the body of its host – the lianas. The spleen of the rafflesia gradually grows into the roots of the host plant, using suckers, haustoria. The same parts of the sprout that are outside the body of the host, eventually die. Biologists suggest that the seeds of rafflesia under the influence of the secretions of their future hosts begin to germinate. It is these substances that also direct the seedlings to their potential victims. Chinese rune flower.
The fruits of such a plant not only have impressive shapes, but also look like small potato males. These defenseless underground inhabitants are uprooted from the land by the Chinese, who use fruits to cure all diseases. Asians believe that this flower helps to cure dementia, impotence, cancer and even AIDS. For this, the little people turn into a life-giving powder. However, for this they are subjected to all sorts of tortures, including boiling, refreshing, soaking in alcohol, and even dismemberment. Silent little men, perhaps someday, will rise up against such mockery and take revenge on people.By the way, the origin of such forms is completely artificial, and not mystical – the root is placed in a special plastic form. The plant, growing larger, fills it, giving rise to bizarre little men. Porkinsky tomato.
It seems, how can inoffensive tomato be scary? Meanwhile in Madagascar grows this one and a half meter horror. Its leaves are covered with formidable orange thorns. Probably, they are called to protect the extraordinarily beautiful violet flowers that make up whole bunches. It is this charm that serves to entice gullible creatures. As soon as the victim approaches the flower, she immediately encounters a dangerous deadly spike. However, the tomato porcupine is not only prickly and poisonous. Its peculiarity is extreme viability – it is rather difficult to kill it. The plant tolerates virtually any chemicals, is calmly experiencing both severe cold and hot heat, not to mention the drought. Such a monster plant seems to be able to capture any household plot. In addition, the tomato quickly multiplies, small shoots in just a few weeks grow to their maximum size. Each of the new weed fighters will fight to the last for a piece of land before it is finally uprooted. So, if the dacha has been filled with porkupin tomatoes, prepare for a long and difficult war. And, just in case, consider the possibility of your defeat in it.