Tells: Buff/yellow/brown cap often cracks & fissures with age & hot weather. White pores age dingy yellow. Often bulbous stem usually netted but w/ white or brown.
Other Information: Often mistaken for B. edulis, variipes prefers leafy trees including oak, beech & aspen. NOTE: Variipes var. fagicola has a darker cap and stem.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns dark amber with a purplish black zone. Cap flesh turns gray or has no reaction.
- KOH: Cap skin turns dark amber with a purplish black zone. Cap flesh turns pinkish orange and then grayish.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin may turn a little olive, but not reliably. Cap flesh slowly turns pale gray or yellowish.