The strangest mushroom in the world who knows how to whistle
• The strangest mushroom in the world who knows how to whistle
Can you imagine the fungus, which is able to make a sound? Not weak sound waves, distinguishable only by special instruments, but quite noticeable whiz who hears anyone. This fungus is called the cigar of the devil, and he is able to whistle at some point in their lives.
Cigar Devil, or as it is called, the Texas Star, is the scientific name Chorioactis geaster. These strange mushrooms grow only in two places on the planet. This US state of Texas and the Japanese islands of Kyushu and Honshu. Cigar Devil - this is the American version of the name, and in Japan the mushroom called kirinomitaki. Mushroom prefer to settle on the old stumps or dead trees roots broadleaf species. In North America, he prefers to live in the elms, and in Japan it can be found in forests where oaks grow.
The young mushroom is brown in color and shaped like an elongated pod, so in some ways resembles a cigar, for which he received his name. Once the fungus matures, it opens, releasing a cloud of spores into the air. This process is accompanied by a hissing or a distinct whistling sound, and after opening a mushroom shape with acquires flower petals 5-7.
It is interesting that, despite the many places that are similar in their climatic parameters with Texas or the Japanese islands, these mushrooms are not found anywhere else in the world. The scientists who conducted the genetic analysis of these two populations came to the conclusion that these "mushroom family" split about 19 million years ago, or even earlier.