No, you’re not looking at an alien creature from another world, just “Devil’s Fingers”. Officially known as “Clathrus archeri”, it’s indigenous to Australia and Tasmania and an introduced species in Europe, North America and Asia. The young fungus erupts from a suberumpent egg by forming into four to seven elongated slender arms initially erect and attached at the top. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The arms then unfold to reveal a pinkish-red interior covered with a dark-olive spore-containing gleba. In maturity it smells of putrid flesh. Recently white tentacles or arms has been reported from the shola forests in the Western Ghats, Kerala, India.