Harrya chromapes (“Chrome Footed Bolete”)

White/pink stem has a bright yellow “foot, w/ pink-rose dots or scabers. Rose/pink cap fades tannish w/age & can be slightly viscid.

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Description

Name in North American Boletes: Tylopilus chromapes

Genus: Harrya

  • Genus 2: Tylopilus
  • Genus 2: Leccinum

Species: chromapes

Common Name: “Chrome Footed Bolete”

Tells: White/pink stem has a bright yellow “foot, w/ pink-rose dots or scabers. Rose/pink cap fades tannish w/age & can be slightly viscid.

Other Information: White pores age to dull pink or tan, & DNS or rarely stain pink. Cap flesh DNS.

Science Notes: DNA testing moved this mushroom into the newly resurrected genus “Harrya.”

Edibility: Good.

CHEMICAL TESTS:

  • NH4OH (Ammonia): Cap skin turns yellow.
  • KOH: Cap flesh turns greenish.
  • FeSO4 (Iron Salts): Cap flesh turns brown.

Links:

National Audubon Society Field guide to Mushrooms, Gary Lincoff 592 Mushrooms of West Virginia and the Central Appalachians 339 North American Boletes 261 217

 

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