Tells: Fragrant (spicy or almondy), pale yellow to yellow-orange cap flesh DNS. Handling stains fingers brown. Likes wet to boggy soil. Orange/brown stem ages yellower w/brown-black dots/smears.
Other Information: Viscid, yellow-orange-brownish cap is covered w/pale fibrils when young. Brown pores age to dingy yellow- or orange-brown. Stem often thickens going down & base may have red stains.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns purplish to brown.
- KOH: Cap skin turns dull purple. Cap flesh turns purplish to wine-red.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns dull olive.