Animal, mineral, or vegetable? GM technology gone completely wrong? The mutant fruit of our Oryx and Crake future? A fruit with tendrils or toes upon which the nails look like they need clipping.
Is it citrus? A lime grown, fed with roids and lignified on wire by some twisted bonsai enthusiast?This is weird fruit, commonly picked up during Tet in Hanoi, and used as an offering to family ancestors. In Vietnamese, it is known as phat thu.
What could it possibly be called in English?