Celandine Lactarius Lactarius chelidonium Peck  

Status:

Found scattered or in groups under pines, especially White Pine.

Description:

Cap: Varied color from shades of yellow, tan, and orange to blues and greens; convex with incurved margin; viscid when wet; smooth; bruising or becoming green in age; flesh bruises blue mottled with yellow. Dingy yellow latex very scant. Gills: Tan to brown, often with green stains. Stalk: Colored like young cap; flesh orange. (J. Solem, pers. comm.)

Relationships:

Edible, but flesh is frequently riddled with insect larvae (L. Biechele, pers. comm.).

There are 13 records in the project database.

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Celandine Lactarius (mature caps) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius (aging cap) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius (gills and stalk) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/1/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius (aging fruiting body) in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Image includes split fruiting body showing flesh color in cap andrnstalk. Note insect damage in lower stem. Photo by Joanne Solem. (MBP list)

A Celandine Lactarius in Worcester Co., Maryland (9/28/2014). Found in sandy soil under Loblolly Pine. Photo by Lance Biechele. (MBP list)

Celandine Lactarius in Montgomery Co., Maryland (10/1/2018). Determined by Jo Solem. Photo by Anne Looker. (MBP list)

Spores collected from a Celandine Lactarius specimen in Howard Co., Maryland (10/3/2015). Broadly oval, warted; measured 8.7-9.6 X 7.1-8.0 microns. Photo by Robert Solem. (MBP list)


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