Indigo Milk Caps

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, where it forms mycorrhizal associations with a broad range of trees. The fruit body color ranges from dark blue in fresh specimens to pale blue-gray in older ones. 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. It is an edible mushroom, and is sold in rural markets in China, Guatemala, and Mexico.

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Deck/File Name: Indigo Milk Caps (indigomilkcaps)
Made/Donated by: Aki / Aki Color: RoyalBlue
Released: 2021-08-01 Masterable: Yes
Wished by: None
Mastered by: None


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