Indigo Milk Cap Lactarius indigo (Schweinitz) FriesSynonyms: Indigo Milky,  Indigo Milky Cap.

Status:

Found solitary or scattered on the ground in oak or pine forests.

Description:

Cap: Various shades of blue or blue-gray, center slightly depressed to funnel-shaped; smooth; bruises a deep green; flesh white but immediately turns blue when cut. Latex a lovely indigo blue which slowly turns dark green when exposed to air; stains fingers. Gills: Pale bluish-white, sometimes with green stains; close. Stalk: Indigo/blue-gray; stout. Whole fruiting body may be sticky when wet. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

There are 9 records in the project database.

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An Indigo Milk Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (9/1/2011). This cut fruiting body shows the stalk, gills, flesh, and blue latex. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Indigo Milk Cap in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2014). Gills showing blue latex after bruising. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Indigo Milk Cap (cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Indigo Milk Cap (fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2014). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

An Indigo Milk Cap in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/30/2014). Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Spores collected from an Indigo Milk Cap specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (9/12/2014). Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)

Indigo Milk Cap in Montgomery Co., Maryland (8/9/2017). Photo by Bill Hill. (MBP list)


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