10 Most Bizarre Mushrooms Probably Never Seen Before


There are so many varieties of Mushrooms around the world. About 10,000 species of mushrooms documented, but everyone agrees that many species undiscovered. Some of these are eatable which provides a healthy meal. Today we are talking about most bizarre mushrooms species around the world.

10. Bleeding Tooth (Hydnellum Peckii)

Hydnellum Peckii known as Bleeding Tooth, found in North America and Europe. Recently this mushroom discovered in Iran (2008) and Korea (2010). Bleeding tooth mushrooms are nontoxic and uneatable. Young mushroom body bleeds with bright red fluid a pigment containing anticoagulant properties.

Bleeding Tooth
Photo by Richard Orr

9. Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)

Trametes Versicolor known as Turkey Tail Mushroom, a common found polypore mushroom all over the world. This mushroom displays different colors. Its shape and color are like wild turkey. The cap of this mushroom is flat.

Turkey Tail
Photo by Melinda Marino

8. False Moral (Gyromitra Esculenta)

Gyromitra Esculenta known as False Moral or Brain mushroom. Cap of these mushrooms are quite resembling the shape of a brain. This mushroom is possibly deadly if eaten raw. False Moral found in Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and in Great Lakes Region of North America.

False Moral
Photo by Adam Roth

7. Devil’s Cigar (Chorioactis Geaster)

Chorioactis Geaster commonly known as Devil’s Cigar mushroom is an extremely rare mushroom. Devil’s Cigar mushroom only found in some locations of Texas and Japan. This mushroom can grows on the stumps or cedar elms’s dead roots in Texas and dead oaks (in Japan).

Devils Cigar
Photo by Mason Lalley

6. Latticed Stinkhorn (Clathrus Ruber)

Clathrus Ruber known as The Latticed Stinkhorn or The Basket Stinkhorn or The Red Cage. This mushroom can grow on garden soil, grassy places or woodchip garden mulches. Latticed Stinkhorn considered a European species. This mushroom can also found in Northern Africa, Asia, Australia and America.

Latticed Stinkhorn
Photo by Euthiv

5. Indigo Milkcap (Lactarius Indigo)

Lactarius Indigo commonly known as Indigo Milkcap or Blue Milk Mushroom. The Indigo Milkcap found in North America, East Asia and Central America. When mushroom cuts, a beautiful indigo blue color milk or latex oozes out. It looks relatively noxious but reported edible and sold in some markets.

Indigo Milkcap
Photo by Mason Lalley

4. Rosy Veincap (Rhodotus Palmatus)

Rhodotus Palmatus known as The Rosy Veincap, The Wrinkled Peach or The Netted Rhodotus. The Rosy Veincap is a genus in fungus family. This uncommon species found in eastern North America, North Africa, Europe and Asia. Typically this mushroom can grow on the stumps and logs of rotting hardwoods.

Rhodotus Palmatus
Photo by Unknown

3. Amethyst Deceiver (Laccaria Amethystina)

Laccaria Amethystina known as Amethyst Deceiver is a small and bright purple color mushroom. This purple beauty found around America, Europe and Asia. Older specimens of Amethyst Deceiver lose their bright color. Technically this mushroom edible but, not considered as a good choice to eat because of pollutants in the soil.

Amethyst Deceiver
Photo by Lorenzo Catania

2. Lion’s Mane Mushroom (Hericium erinaceus)

Hericium erinaceus know Lion’s Mane Mushroom, bearded tooth or pom pom mushroom is edible and medicinal mushroom. This mushroom found in North America, Europe and Asia. It grows on hardwoods in single clump of dangling spines. In wild, these mushrooms are common during late summer and fall on hardwoods.

Hericium Erinaceus
Photo by Kristen Bobo

1. Veiled Lady Mushroom (Phallus Indusiatus)

Phallus Indusiatus commonly known and Veild Lady, Bamboo Fungus or Bamboo Pith. This mushroom can grow in woodlands or rich soil gardens and found southern Asia, Africa, America and Australia. These mushrooms edible and healthy, mostly used in Chinese cuisine.

Veiled Lady Mushroom
Photo by Dean Jewell

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