Tells: Pale yellow cap flesh slowly stains orange-pink (rarely blue), smells fruity & pleasant, & may taste sweet. Viscid buff to orange-brown cap.
Other Information: Gray-olive pores age to dull yellow or tan, DNS, & come in many sizes & shapes. Yellow-tan stem stains reddish-brown from age and/or handling. Yellow stem flesh darkens toward the base. Likes Scots Pine. There is a rare type with bluing flesh, var. viridocaerulescens.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns deep red to burgundy. Pores turn dull yellow.
- KOH: Cap skin and pores both turn deep red to burgundy.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin and pores both turn pale olive-gray.
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9/11/2018 I found one of these, I believe. Outside of Minneapolis Minnesota.
Response sent off-line. Expert confirmation is *always* required before any changes get made to the Bolete Filter database. If you find something unusual and fascinating – as this would be – document the 4-letter-word out of it with lots and lots of photos, and then share it on one of the public ID sites for comment.