Observation 25581: Lactarius indigo (Schwein.) Fr.

When: 2009-09-22

Collection location: Summerville, Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: shaper

No specimen available


[admin – Sat Aug 14 02:06:31 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Summerville, Chattooga county,Georgia, USA’ to ‘Summerville, Georgia, USA



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Recognized by sight: The blue/white color, decurrent gills and slightly zonate cap all point to this id. As mentioned in the comments you should check for a blue milk coming out of the broken gills to be completely certain.

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Have you observed a blue milky subtance on the gills?
By: kate (kate)
2009-09-23 04:13:40 BST (+0100)

I recently found blue mushrooms growing close to my home which were identified as Lactarius indgo. I broke my example in half and noted a cross section of blue while the gills if you will bleed a milky blue substance. I use a website that has been most helpful with identification called the Mushroom Expert. Kate

blue mushrooms
By: shaper
2009-09-23 03:50:38 BST (+0100)

I have no knowledge of mushrooms. I found these on my property in the north west corner of Georgia. we live on a ridge where the altitude is 840 ft. They are still growing where I found them. They are on the bank of a dirt road under full shade, it is heavily wooded in this area.

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