3. Bleeding Tooth Fungus
The bleeding tooth fungus is an inedible hydnoid species, producing spores on the surface of vertical spines or tooth-like projections that hang from the undersurface of the fruit bodies. It is commonly found in North America, and Europe. They’re also called the strawberries and cream, the red-juice tooth, and the devil’s tooth.
Young bleeding tooth fungus can “bleed” a bright red fluid that contains a pigment that is actually a sweat blood. On the other hand, the bloodlike substance has anticoagulant and antibacterial properties. It’s nature’s next penicillin!
4. Chinese Black Batflowers (Chinese MYSHETSVET)
The Chinese black batflower is a very unusual plant from Southeast Asia, specifically in tropical forests of the Yunnan Province of China. It has a purple-black color and a shape resembling a bat silhouette.
It is kept as an ornamental plant by gardeners and is extremely rare, with has blooms that can reach to twelve inches in diameter. and thirty-six inches in hieght. The unique characteristic of this flower can be attributed to its ‘whiskers’ that can grow over two feet (similar looking to a bat’s whiskers). Their dangling fruit even looks like bats sleeping upside down, as pictured above.