Forest Demonshroom

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Forest Demonshroom
(Diablofungus silva)
Main image of Forest Demonshroom
Species is extinct.
22/?, unknown cause
Information
CreatorBioCat Other
Week/Generation17/115
HabitatHuggs Rainforest, Huggs Temperate Forest
Size24 cm Tall
Primary MobilitySessile
SupportUnknown
DietDetritivore
RespirationPassive (Stomata)
ThermoregulationEctotherm
ReproductionAsexual Budding, Extremely Resistant Spores Stored in Fleshy Fruits.
Taxonomy
Domain
Kingdom
Subkingdom
Division
Class
Order
Family
Genus
Species
Eukaryota
Phoenoplastida
Phoenophyta (info)
Spherophyta (info)
Spheromycetes
Superfungales
Omnifungaceae
Diablofungus
Diablofungus silva
Ancestor:Descendants:

The forest demonshroom split from its ancestor, the supershroom and in fact replaced it on the surface of the Huggs Rainforest and Huggs Temperate Forest. Its ancestor still shares these biomes with it but was pushed back into the underground niche. Due to major feeding pressures from the newly evolved population of the masked-bandit hoofplent the supershroom on the surface had to evolve a new strategy for survival. It therefore evolved many spikes on the cap of the shroom. Also both the cap and the stem are covered with a weak nerve-damaging poison that makes the fauna that touches it feel small uncomfortable tangles immediately near the place they were exposed on. If the poison enters the blood system, which happens in cases of massive feeding of the spiky demonshrooms, the fauna can easily pass out or even become paralyzed. Still in order to keep its lifecycle and prevent desperate eating from its main predator their once smaller version shrooms that grow from beneath the cap evolved into fleshy fruits contain tones of spores inside that and are eatable. These spores will end up eventually in the dung of the feeding fauna growing into a new shroom using the natural resources in the dung. Its unique coloration is used to attract and warn the fauna. As green is less natural to the purple forest this color warns the fauna from the dangerous poison while the fruit itself is colored brown-red like many other eatable fruits in the area.

Living Relatives (click to show/hide)

These are randomly selected, and organized from lowest to highest shared taxon. (This may correspond to similarity more than actual relation)
  • Dendroshrooms (order Superfungales)