- Species 2: subsensibilis
Tells: Yellow to brown stem (redder base) w/yellow to brown netting. Yellow pores age toward yellow-green or -olive & stain blue/black. Yellow flesh stains blue (indigo at stem base).
Other Information: A southern species. Netting may be very slight. Variable cap and stem color. Blue flesh bruising resolves to a whitish sheen. Cap usually has a thin edge of sterile material. Likes oak & pine.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns light brown to amber. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light yellow fading to light orange.
- KOH: Cap skin turns brown to dark brown. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light orange.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin has no reaction. Cap flesh bleaches the blue and then turns light yellow.