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Stinkhorn Mushroom

Ligiella rodrigueziana


Fruiting bodies are 4.5-6.5 cm long, 2.2-5 cm in diameter, and have four or five thick white chambered arms that are joined at the top, but free at the base. This monotypic genus, containing the single species L. rodrigueziana, is known only from Costa Rica. J.A. S谩enz (1980)


Montane Rainforest- 1300 MAMSL


Found in the forest floor. Visited by wasps and flies, the primary means by which the spores are spread any great distance.

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Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 3 years ago

Thank you! 馃挌

Ornithoptera80 4 years ago

congrats on the SOTW!!!

Beautiful find Jessie,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Jae 4 years ago

Congrats, Jessie! Well deserved SOTW.

MichaelS 4 years ago

Jessie Aguilar, your spotting has been voted Spotting of the Week by the Project Noah Rangers!

Your spotting includes terrific habitat and ecology notes! It helps to educate the community on quite a unique mushroom! Thank you for sharing this wonderful spotting with our community :)

Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 4 years ago

Thank you Ashley, appreciate it 馃挌

AshleyT 4 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Jessie Aguilar
Spotted by
Jessie Aguilar

Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 5, 2020
Submitted on Jan 13, 2020

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