Tells: Bluish black or brown cap son ages to tan (yellow, cinnamon, or brown), & cracks or fissures w/age. Salt & pepper stem often crooked by base.
Other Information: White cap flesh slowly & erratically blues, resolving to violet-gray in old specimens. Small, whitish pores age to grayish or dingy brownish, bruising yellow or brown. Likes trembling aspen.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: Blued flesh turns yellow.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Flesh turns pale blue.