Species: gracilis var.pulcherripes
Tells: Reddish- to dark-brown (fading w/age), oft-fissured cap w/yellow in the cracks. Coarsely netted (esp. on the upper 2/3), cap-colored stem.
Other information: Found in the New York Adirondack Mountains at Star Lake. Cap eventually fades to light- or yellow-brown, & it’s edge bruises reddish. White baby pores age through pinkish-flesh color to coca brown when old, & DNS. White mycelium. Likes hemlock, around spruce and yellow birch.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes green, becoming a rusty orange dot surrounded by a blush gray ring. Cap flesh turns pinkish brown to amber, resolving to dull orange. Pores have no reaction.
- KOH: Cap skin turns mahogany red. Cap flesh turns pinkish brown to amber, resolving to dull orange. Pores have no reaction
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No reaction.