Observation 187224: Lactarius indigo (Schwein.) Fr.
When: 2014-09-09

Notes: This specimen was found near a black oak tree surrounded by shade, dead leaves, and plant/foliage cover. It was located about .5 miles away from the street parallel to Marquette Park. It was also found near a small pond region.

This fungus had no distinct smell to it, and it had a pileus diameter of 8.3 cm. The pileus had a blue color with concentric rings around it. It had a smooth surface with a rolled margin. The overall pileus shape was infundibulum, and the color inside of the pileus was blue.

The specimen’s gills had an adnate shape and a smooth surface. They were light blue in color and had an even margin. They were 4.2 cm long, .5 mm wide, and had 1 mm spacing in between them.

The stipe was blue on the outside and both blue and white on the inside. It was 2.3 cm long and 1.2 cm wide. They had an equal shape with a slight tapering at its base. A little mycelial pad seemed to be present at the base of the stipe as well.

The spore print color of this fungus was creamy white. They had an ornamented shape, and they ranged from 6 to 8.6 microns in diameter.

One other important noted feature was that when the gills of this fungus were damaged, they oozed a dark blue latex.

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Date Corrected
By: Halley Staples (halstapl)
2014-11-04 08:34:56 CST (-0500)

That is because I accidentally put in the wrong date. I found it on September 9, 2014.

Unusually late date
By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2014-11-03 23:16:31 CST (-0500)

for this species.

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