Tells: Soft whitish flesh w/clear marbling slowly stains pale pinkish, resolving darker, & may smell of chlorine. Brownish cap (paler by edge) bruises dark brown.
Other Information: Bitter taste often takes time to develop. Brown- or cap-colored stem tapers downward w/white band on top, bruises like the cap, & often a short “root”. Whitish pores age to pink-buff or pink-tan, & stain brown before resolving to dark cinnamon- or tobacco-brown. Cap is usually yellow-tan to brown-orange when young, darkens in maturity, & often cracks “delicately” in age.
- NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin slowly turns pale yellow-brown. Cap flesh – no data.
- KOH: Cap skin slowly turns pale yellow-brown. Cap flesh turns olive, then quickly fades to colorless.
- FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap skin slowly turns bluish green to bluish gray. Cap flesh turns bluish green to bluish gray.