Alraune is an enemy in Final Fantasy XIII. They are slug-like creatures with relatively low stats. They have bright leafs atop their heads, probably as a type of camouflage. Alraune usually appear in groups of three or more, sometimes together with Flan.
Alraune pose no danger to any party, whether they are fresh from the Fifth Ark or returning in Chapter 13. In a flurry of Blitz attacks, they can be disposed of with relative ease. However, they should be disposed of first when with other monsters, as Nutrient Absorption can be quite annoying.
Alraune is the German word for mandrake and is also the title of a German novel published in 1911 about the daughter, named Alraune, of a prostitute that has an overactive sex drive and no concept of love. This is based on legends which state that witches who make love to the mandrake root produce offspring that have no soul or feelings of love.