Also known as the blue Lactarius, indigo Lactarius, or the indigo milk cap, the Lactarius indigo is part of the fungus kingdom’s Russulaceae family. It can be found in Central America, North America, and East Asia. It is an edible mushroom that is sold at the markets in rural Mexico, Guatamela, and China. A uniquely coloured mushroom!
Lactarius indigo, commonly known as the indigo milk cap, the indigo (or blue) lactarius, or the blue milk mushroom, is a species of agaric fungus in the family Russulaceae. A widely distributed species, it grows naturally in eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America; it has also been reported in southern France. L. indigo grows on the ground in both deciduous and coniferous forests.
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Since Lactarius indigo is found in so many diverse ecosystems--from oak-hickory forests to ponderosa pine zones in the southwestern United States to cloud forests in Mexico--and since it demonstrates considerable variability in its appearance, it would not surprise me if a detailed study discovered several distinct species within the current species concept.
Hi James. Yes, Lactarius Indigo can be pickled and it’s color preserved. You need to make sure not to color the mushrooms or saute them though. The vinegar or alternately citric acid preserves their color. They taste great, depending on the spices and pickling mixture you use. Don’t overpack the jars or they’ll get slimy though.
The lactarius indigo could have saved him a trip. The mushroom’s whitish cap looks deceptively plain, but if you flip it over, the gills are a brilliant blue. Slice into it, and the mushroom.
A broken cap of a blue milk mushroom (Lactarius indigo), turned so that gills are clearly visible. The common name refers to the milky latex that exudes when the mushroom tissue is cut or broken. A widely distributed species, it grows naturally in eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America.
Genus: Lactarius Species: Lactarius indigo. Name. Lactarius indigo Fr. Synonyms. Lactarius canadensis Winder; Lactifluus indigo Kuntze; References. Russulales News Nomenclature: Lactarius indigo. The Russulales News Team (2007). Archived from the original on 2011-06-06.
This paper describes for the first time the ectomycorrhiza synthesized between two Guatemalan strains of Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr. and the Neotropical species Pinus ayacahuite var. ayacahuite.
Scientific Name: 1.Lactarius Indigo, 2. Panellus Stipticus, 3. Tremella Mesenterica, 4. Rhodotus Palmatus, 5. Clavaria Zollingeri Interesting Fact: 1.Blue Milk Mushroom: A widely distributed species, which grows in eastern North America, East Asia, and Central America. It has also been seen in Southern France.
Oct 3, 2016 - Lactarius indigo, commonly known as the indigo milk cap, the indigo lactarius, or the blue milk mushroom, is a species of agaric fungus in the family Russulaceae. Wikipedia Scientific name: Lactarius indigo Rank: Species Higher classification: Lactarius.
Some Lactarius are delicious edible mushrooms, but many are poisonous.Lactarius piperatus, as you might guess by its name, is very peppery in its flavor, almost to the point of being bitter.It would take a very strong stomach to eat this mushroom, so I don't recommend it at all. On the other hand, Lactarius indigo is a delicious edible mushroom-- and fun to eat.
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Lactarius Indigo is a species of agaric fungus in the family Russulaceae. It The milk, or latex, that oozes when the mushroom tissue is cut or broken — a feature common to all members of the genus Lactarius — is also indigo blue, but slowly turns green upon exposure to air.