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Stinkhorn Mushroom

Ligiella rodrigueziana

Description:

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. Sáenz (1980)

Habitat:

Montane Rainforest- 1300 MAMSL

Notes:

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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6 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 5 months ago

congrats on the SOTW!!!

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

Jae
Jae 5 months ago

Congrats, Jessie! Well deserved SOTW.

MichaelS
MichaelS 5 months 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 :)

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Jessie Aguilar
Jessie Aguilar 5 months ago

Thank you Ashley, appreciate it 💚

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 months 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

Arancibia, Provincia Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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