NOTE: The cover photo may be Gyr. cyanescens instead of phaeocyanescens. From this angle the two are lookalikes.
Tells: White flesh w/dark brown zone by the skin, stains indigo blue, sometimes erratically, resolving to creamy buff. Stem flesh blues stronger. A southern species.
Other Information: Yellow- to reddish-brown cap. Buff pores darken yellower w/age & DNS. Buff to “pale straw” stem ages hollow. Likes sandy soil under oaks.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap surface turns reddish brown. Flesh turns yellow.
- KOH: Cap surface turns amber to orange brown. Flesh turns bright yellow.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap surface has no reaction. Flesh turns pale yellow.