Tells: Brown cap & brown stem. White-buff pores tint pink w/ age, & stain brown. Cap flesh stains dull brown.
Other Information: Likes oak. T. badiceps is very similar but this grows larger, ages to have pink tones in the pores, has flesh that stains more brown than pink, has a pink/brown vs. purple/brown spore print, does not have the “beveled cap edge” typical of that one, & lacks any purplish tones in the stem. Both are good edibles.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin flashes violet to wine-read, before shifting to reddish- to blackish- brown. Cap flesh turns faintly yellowish.
- KOH: Cap skin turns dark brown to blackish brown. Cap flesh turns faintly yellowish.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin turns olive-green. Cap flesh turns blue-green.