Tylopilus chromapes (Harrya chromipes) photo and description

Tylopilus chromapes (Harrya chromipes)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Boletaceae
  • Genus: Harrya
  • Species: Harrya chromipes (Tylopilus chromapes)
    Other names for the mushroom:

  • Dyed leg
  • Painted Boletus
  • Painted birch
  • Harrya chromapes


  • Garria painted

  • Painted Boletus

  • Painted birch

  • Boletus chromapes

  • Ceriomyces chromapes

  • Krombholzia chromapes

  • Leccinum chromapes

  • Tylopilus chromapes

  • Harrya chromapes

Tylopilus chromapes

It easily differs from all other stubs in the pinkish color of the cap, yellowish stem with pink scales, pink, and at the base of the stem with bright yellow pulp, yellow mycelium and pinkish spores. Grows with oak and birch.

This type of mushroom is North American-Asian. In Russia, it is known only in Eastern Siberia (Eastern Sayan) and the Far East. For the pinkish controversy, some authors attribute it not to the genus obabok, but to the genus Tilopil.

The hat is 3-11 cm in diameter, cushion-shaped, often unevenly colored, pink, nutty with olive and lilac shades, felt. The pulp is white. The tubules are up to 1.3 cm long, rather wide, depressed at the stem, creamy, pinkish-gray in young fruiting bodies, pale brown with a pinkish tinge in old ones. Leg 6-11 cm long, 1-2 cm thick, white with purple scales or pink; bright yellow in the lower half or only at the base. The spore powder is chestnut brown.

Tylopilus chromapes

Spores 12-16X4.5-6.5 microns, oblong-ellipsoid.

Tylopilus chromapes grows on soil under a birch in dry oak and oak-pine forests in July-September, often.


Edible mushroom (2 categories). It can be used in first and second courses (boiling for about 10-15 minutes). During processing, the pulp turns black.