Have you ever seen Tremors? Because this is a real-life Graboid, for sure. Hydnora africanalooks like a creature from a science fiction movie that eats faces. Not only that, but it's a total parasite that sucks the nutrients from surrounding plants while releasing a disgusting odor to attract dung beetles. It then traps the beetles in its jaws for several days and coats them with pollen. Nature is cruel and vicious. And smelly.
Is this a flower or a Dementor? Seriously, I'm not sure. In case you're wondering how terrifying this thing would be to run into in the jungle, know that its flowers are 12 inches wide and their filaments (those adorable spiky things) are 28 inches long. Cool cool.
The bloodwood tree is a kind of teak that is native to southern Africa and also to your nightmares. Its dark, red sap makes it look like a severed limb. Fun fact: This is Leatherface's favorite type of tree.
Ah, yes, the sea anemone mushroom. Also known as the octopus stinkhorn. Also known (by me) as the exploding guts mushroom, this horrifying thing sprouting from the ground not only looks like someone's intestines, but it also smells really, really bad.
Oh look, it's a Grow-Your-Own Child! While there seems to be some debate as to whether or not these tubers grow naturally to resemble humans, could you imagine pulling that thing out of the ground? Yeah, me neither.
Buddha's hand is a popular citrus fruit in China and Japan. It has a mild flavor and can be used to make candied citrus peel, infused alcohol, scented sugar, flavored salt or it can even be shaved thinly and eaten raw. You might just have to get over the fact that you're eating Buddha's fingers.
For something that looks like it would eat you alive, this guy is mighty close to the Rafflesia. It's the largest single flower of any flowering plant in the world. It's a giant parasite that feeds off its host, so yes, it's just as menacing as it seems.
Monkey orchids might be cute to you right now while you're scrolling through this list on your computer from the comfort of your couch. But imagine hearing a strange sound while you're hiking in the jungle and turning around to find these surprised faces staring back at you!
Have you ever said, "Man I wish there was a fungus that looks like a dental procedure gone wrong!" ME NEITHER. And yet, here is that nasty-looking monster. It isn't considered toxic to humans, though, so go ahead. Rub that shiz all over your face.
The porcupine tomato comes from Madagascar, but it is decidedly not an adorable animated zoo animal. Nor is it a delicious juicy red fruit! Everything about this plant is deceiving and horrible. Not to mention its spiky spikes are really spiky...and poisonous.
Cedar-apple rust fungus looks like an apple would look if it was made out of worms, AKA not appealing. It infects cedar and apple trees alike and totally ruins your day at the orchard. Imagine reaching into a tree for an apple and grabbing that thing instead.