Tells: White/buff cap ages to brownish & stains cinnamon-brown. White flesh may stain pinkish-brownish, often smells like bleach, & tastes bitter.
Other Information: Whitish pores age pinkish & bruise brown. Cap colored stem may bruise brown. Likes open ground near oaks or pines. Spores are creamy and not pink, which is unusual for a tylopilus.
Edibility: Unknown. But why bother if it tastes bitter and you aren’t looking for that property in particular?
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin has no reaction. Flesh turns pale yellow.
- KOH: Cap skin turns yellow. Flesh turns pale yellow, often resolving to yellow-tan.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin turns dark blue green. Cap flesh immediately turns dark bluish gray.