Observation 29383: Lactarius indigo (Schwein.) Fr.

When: 2009-12-02

Collection location: Big Branch, Saint Tammany Parish, Louisiana, USA [Click for map]

Who: Chaz (tripper1445)

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Yes, these are the true colors.
By: Chaz (tripper1445)
2009-12-03 11:34:27 CST (-0600)

I actually found this just laying next to this log that I put it on for the picture. I’m not sure how it got there unless the rain we had the other night floated it over since our backyard has standing water after a hard rain. I found some interesting things yesterday after that rain and today I’m looking over what I discovered yesterday and most of them are gone today. Wow, I keep wondering what I miss when I don’t get the opportunity to look each day.

certainly Lactarius, after a haaaaarrrrd life in the field…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2009-12-03 11:01:23 CST (-0600)

two potential species: indigo or paradoxus. Indigo with blue latex (and a photo of indigo var. dimunitivus shows a bit of that amazing blue-green color in the new “Milk Mushrooms of North America” book by Bessette and Harris); paradoxus has a burgundy red latex. I suspect this mushrooms bleeding days are over, tho.

What a cool find regardless of exact species! Are the colors in your photo true?

By: Erin Page Blanchard (CureCat)
2009-12-03 04:17:49 CST (-0600)

It still reminds me of a Lactarius, though not one I have ever seen.

By: Danny Newman (myxomop)
2009-12-03 03:45:01 CST (-0600)

and completely unknown to me. I would guess Lactarius indigo, but the cap zonation and latex are absent and the color is off (this is a richer, more vibrant blue) not to mention I know nothing of whether or not this species occurs in your area.

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