Cap: 5-15 cm; convex, becoming flat or with a shallow central depression; covered with dull reddish brown scruffies; base color yellowish to tan; whitish partial veil tissue sometimes hanging from the margin; dry or slimy (see comments below); fading with age.
Pore Surface: Covered with a whitish to dull reddish partial veil when young; yellowish, sometimes darkening with age; bruising brown to reddish brown; pores angular, 1-3 mm wide, sometimes radially arranged; tubes to 1 cm deep.
Stem: 3-8 cm long; 1-3 cm thick; equal; without glandular dots, but streaked reddish below the ring; yellow above the ring, which is whitish to yellowish or reddish.
Flesh: Yellowish throughout, sometimes staining pinkish; usually bluish or green in the stem base when exposed (see bottom illustration).
Odor and Taste: Not distinctive.
Chemical Reactions: Ammonia gray on cap surface. KOH black on cap surface. Iron salts gray on cap surface..
Spore Print: Cinnamon or brown.
Microscopic Features: Spores 7-11 × 3-4 µ; subfusoid; smooth.
Created: 2007-01-09 21:03:39 PST (-0800) by Nathan Wilson (nathan)
Last modified: 2012-04-09 20:43:59 PDT (-0700) by walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
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