Tells: Strong odor, esp. when dried. Yellow or orange-yellow stem flesh is pinkish high, with deep red spot inside the base. Yellow-brown pores stain blue, fading to brown.
Other Information: Mottled, yellow-brown cap usually bruises blue or dark brown, & fissures in hot, dry weather. Yellow stem w/reddish base, getting browner from the base upward, may bruise bluish. White to pale yellow cap flesh stains blue. Likes oak or aspen, but not exclusively.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes blue before slowly turning to pink/purple.
- KOH: Cap flesh does not react.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): No data.