Species: imitatus var. viridescens
Tells: Wide, oft-broken, viscid stem ring. Stem has netting on yellow color above the ring, is often green right below it, & should be brown by base. Flesh smells acidic to metallic.
Other Information: Viscid red-orange to rusty brown cap (may yellow in age), typically flushed olive, blackish green, or dull bluish-green. Yellow cap flesh slowly browns & may smell acidic to metallic. Yellow stem flesh is usually brown by base & may stain greenish or bluish. Yellow pores age dingy & bruise dingy cinnamon to dull brown. Stem ring is buff on top, dingy orange or brownish below, and may be accompanied by stem spots resulting from other veil fragments. The partial veil on youngsters can range from pale yellowish-orange to pinkish-cinnamon. Likes moss under conifers.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: Cap flesh turns vinaceous (dark wine red) to fuscous (purplish- or brownish-black).
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns gray, olive, or fuscous (purplish- or brownish-black).