The Jellyshroom is a giant, highly luminescent flora species found in the Jellyshroom Cave. Some Jellyshrooms are home to the Crabsnake. Crabsnakes live inside the hollow trunks and will spring out to ambush the player.
Jellyshrooms can be harvested with a knife giving Jellyshroom Spores, which can then be planted in the Exterior Growbed or Alien Containment, and can also be used in the Bioreactor as fuel. Sometimes, minerals or a Crabsnake Egg can be found inside the trunk.
Despite being placed in the Flora category, the Jellyshroom is similar to many real-world fungi in that it is saprotrophic, processing the decaying remains of the fish the Crabsnakes eat in order to grow.
As the name suggests, the Jellyshroom strongly resembles a fungus with a jellyfish cap. Its stem is dark in colour and robust-looking, whilst its cap is transparent, and a bright bioluminescent purple colour.
A smaller variety of Jellyshroom can often be found growing around their base.
It is possible to swim inside some Jellyshrooms through the hole at the center of the cap. However, if a Crabsnake is inside the shroom, it will spring out and attack the player if they get close.
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A lifeform unique to a microcosm located in a cave system deep within the grassy plateaus, where a high concentration of carnivorous lifeforms wards off smaller predators.
- The original name of this flora was Jellyshroom, it was changed to Snake Mushroom at one point, though this was reverted to Jellyshroom later.
- And so, the spawning and development name for the Jellyshroom is the "Snake Mushroom".