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Lactarius chelidonium

No Common Name

Synonyms:

Substrate: Wood 

Location: Conifer forests

Spore Color: Pale

Gill Color:: Yellowish

Latex: Yellow to yellow-brown

Comments: 

There are several different varieties of this mushroom such as Lactarius chelidonium var. chelidonium and Lactarius chelidonium var. chelidonioides, but you will have to look up those differences on your own in the original papers. The cap should be a bluish or greenish color. Gills should be close and sometimes wavy or anastamosing near the base. The flesh should stain to a blue and finally to a green when cut. Look for it under pine in the fall.

Lookalikes: 

Lactarius deliciosus is very similar. In theory, it is separated by a brighter orangeish milk, gills that are more widely spaced, a longer stem, a cap that is not as dull, and a "fondness for dry situations" (Peck 1885). 

Pictures:

Lactarius chelidonium

Lactarius chelidonium

Lactarius chelidonium

9/28/12 - Batchelor Middle School - Bloomington, IN

Lactarius chelidonium

Lactarius chelidonium

Lactarius chelidonium

I think that this picture is a more standard presentation for the mushroom.

Lactarius chelidonium

Lactarius chelidonium

With a little bit of age.

9/30/11 - Deam Wilderness - Bloomington, IN