- Species 2: imitatus var. imitatus
Tells: Yellow cap flesh smells acidic to metallic & DNS (but stem flesh blues lower down). Soft, fibrous ring on yellow stem w/cinnamon tints.
Other Information: Viscid red-orange or rusty-brown cap fades w/age toward dull yellow, often w/old-color streaks, & usually w/an olive-, blackish-, or bluish-green flush. Pale yellow pores age to dingy yellow & stain dull cinnamon-brown. Yellow stem flesh DNS or stains greenish or bluish. Yellow stem may feature dark brown by the base, green under the ring, and/or pinkish cinnamon spots from veil material. Grows on mosses under conifers.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): No data.
- KOH: Cap flesh turns wine-red to brownish gray.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns gray, brownish gray, or olive.