A pearly-white cap covers a long translucent stem. The stem is very flexible, allowing for this toadstool to move freely with the sea currents. Under the cap, there are several small tentacles that are used to capture prey that swim into its reach.
The Heliptropic Bergomot is rated 3, useful with no dangerous qualities... unless you’re plankton.
These prey consist of plankton, diadems, and the elusive magical sea tick. Upon consuming a large meal, the Heliotropic Bergomot will enter a hibernation phase and, when “awoken” will release millions of tiny spores. These spores will burrow into living flesh and lie dormant until certain variations in the seawater, whether temperature or pressure, signal for it to start growing. Its host will then experience a strange tickling sensation as the spore falls out of its body.
Only recently has the worth of this previously unknown toadstool grown exponentially, for it was also found that the Heliotropic Bergomot has unparalleled regenerative properties on the cells found in the brain and in the spinal cord. However, in 2002 scientists began to send teams to harvest them in mass quantities. Apparently the natives already knew about the curative properties of the Heliotropic Bergomot and wanted to protect the ‘secret’. Well, the secret is out and the survival of a rare species is at stake.