Living in Costa Rica can be like waking up on the set of Avatar or walking out the door into Wonderland. Seriously. Just look at what I stumbled upon the other day while hanging out in Puerto Viejo.

What is this? Is it some type of fungus? Cabbage? Cabbage fungus? I’m so confused.

It’s about 1 foot in diameter and 2 feet tall. It doesn’t stink. The surface is tough, not soft. That’s all I got. If you know, or have a guess, please leave a comment and help me figure this out!

weird fungus plant

What is it?! You can see the stringy internal structure inside the hole up towards the top, just to the right of the center. Besides those skeletal stringy things, it is hollow inside.

weird fungus plant from above

Check out the wrinkly top view!