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Laternea Stinkhorn

Laternea pusilla


As I was walking I found some red dripping gelatine eggs , which burst into this structure, of 2 to 3 cms tall.


Found in Costarican rainforest, 1800 meters, growing directly on the ground and also in fallen trunks, humid places with direct sun light and also on shaded places, soft to touch.

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39 Comments (1–25)

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

really amazing

botilopez 9 years ago

Excelente fotografía. Felicidades.

MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Wow! Amazing!

Hans.New 10 years ago

Wow, thats really great. Such a uncommon structure.

lori.tas 10 years ago

Must have missed this when it was first posted. I've posted to Wikipedia for some years, and when I've posted the same images here, I've made a comment to that effect.

That said, this is truly fantastic image Daniel.

Daniel-CR 10 years ago

I agree, thank you!!, I hope to be back soon to publish more content !!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 10 years ago

This is actually a great lesson for every user to make Wiki page when there is no Wiki page made by anyone about any kind of Organism.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 10 years ago

That is a truly fantastic organism and a great photo too.
Thanks for putting it up.

(fried chilli onion rings out of puffballs)

Atul 10 years ago

congrats on a very well deserved spotting of the day

SeanWeekly 10 years ago

Fantastic shot Daniel and a great find! :)

Daniel-CR 10 years ago

Thank you very much, friends, for your kind comments. I hope we all think about our forests conservation when finding such nice pics like these of Project Noah

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago


BrandonBlount 10 years ago

Congrats!!! :-D Great spotting and awesome detail with the photos!

misako 10 years ago

Congrats Daniel! Great Spotting!

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 10 years ago

felicidades este es tu segundo spotting of the day

LindaGuastamachio 10 years ago

A great spotting!

En_la_raya 10 years ago

poderosa la foto

peter 10 years ago

Spotting of the Day!

"Laternea stinkforn fungi need rainy conditions for their red dripping gelatine eggs to burst into foul smelling lantern structures."

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 10 years ago

Excelente Daniel, espero ir pronto al jardín o salir en una de sus caminatas....

Daniel-CR 10 years ago

Gracias por los comentarios. Claro, seguiré publicando algún material, aquí nada ha pasado pero que nos quede de lección para el futuro.

Thank you all for the comments. Sure I will keep posting but we need to learn from this bad issue for the future.

misako 10 years ago

Daniel: I really hope you will continue to post your amazing photos on Project Noah. It is great to be able to see such rare and beautiful orchids, fungi, and other wildlife you discover.

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Excelente foto Daniel!
Recuerda añadirla también a la misión del color rojo :)

Juan DiTrani
Juan DiTrani 10 years ago

Que tal Daniel.
Comprendo como te sientes, debe haber sido un momento desagradable... Lo que sucedió es que hoy mismo ya habíamos tenido algunos "casos" y hubo un poco de paranoia. Creo que en adelante debemos tener un poco más de tacto al abordar estas situaciones. Espero que podamos dejar esto atrás Mae.

LarsKorb 10 years ago

excellent spotting, excellent shot. period.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 10 years ago

Hi Daniel. Please, don't be mad about what happened. People make mistakes, you know, but this site is a really good place to know more about nature and people who love it. Pictures like your's are a door to a wealth of information that ordinary people, like miself, wouldn't have access. Please, stay with us, and keep sharing your wonderfull images.

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Heredia Province, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 5, 2011
Submitted on Oct 5, 2011

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