The most remarkable feature of this species is the instantaneous blue-black staining on handling or wounding. Caps are dry, velvety to smooth, yellow-brown to brick-red or red-brown. The flesh is yellow, staining blue-black rapidly. Tubes are yellowish to brownish, staining rapidly blue. Pores are orange-red, small and round. Stalks are coloured as the cap or paler. The spore print is olive-brown. This species is common and widespread across our region and fruits on the ground in mixed woods. It is not recommended as an edible as it can be confused with a number of species with red or orange-red pores that are poisonous.
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