10 Carnivorous Mushrooms And Plants You Never Knew Existed

In total, there are around 200 distinct species of fungi that have been known to attack and kill small animals, including arthropods, copepods, and small crustaceans. Around 600 types of plants will feast on insects, spiders, and other small vertebrates, such as frogs, lizards, and birds. That is simply insane to even consider. Just stop for a moment and imagine a simple green plant consuming a whole bird, breaking it down and eating it for sustenance. The reason behind this is because many of these plant and mushroom species grow where there are little nutrients available. Without further adieu, here are ten carnivorous mushrooms and plants you should really be aware of.

Toilet Bowl Pitcher Plants

There are over 150 species of Toilet Bowl Pitcher Plants in the world. However, there are three in the rain forests of Borneo that are known for trapping and digesting small animals in their pitchers.

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms don’t seem aggressive, but then again what plant does? These mushrooms are edible, but they feast on the trunks of dead and dying trees by breaking the wood down and consuming it.