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.