Imagine finding this growing in a spooky graveyard ..... Commonly known as Devils Fingers (or the rather less scary name of Octopus Stinkhorn), it
is a native to Australia and Tasmania, although it has become an introduced species in Europe, North America and Asia.
The above image is a particular favourite as it shows the fungus just before the fingers open up. In this instance it looks so much like a disembodied
hand that it beggars belief. It even as the remnants of its tattered sleeves attached to the wrist!