Mycorrhizal synthesis of Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr. with five Neotropical pine species


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 Ehren, P. hartwegii Lindl., P. oocarpa Schiede ex Schltdl. var oocarpa, P. pseudostrobus Lindl. and P. rudis Endl. The synthesis was carried out in a controlled growth chamber using plastic containers with peat moss-vermiculite substrate and mycelial inoculum. Mycorrhiza were obtained 25 days after inoculation. A description of the morphology, appearance and structure of mantle and Hartig net is given for each combination. Mycorrhiza were saffron to cinnamon greenish with age, with a net of saffron laticifers visible through outer mantle; orange latex secreted when injured. Cystidia-like emanating hyphae were observed on the mantle surface of young mycorrhiza. Plectenchymatous mantle with abundant interhyphal gelatinous material.

DOI: 10.1007/s00572-005-0004-y

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@article{Flores2005MycorrhizalSO, title={Mycorrhizal synthesis of Lactarius indigo (Schw.) Fr. with five Neotropical pine species}, author={Ramiro Ayala Flores and G. Gonz{\'a}lez- D{\'i}az and Mario Honrubia}, journal={Mycorrhiza}, year={2005}, volume={15}, pages={563-570} }