Observation 198757: Harrya chromapes (Frost) Halling, Nuhn, Osmundson, & Manfr. Binder
When: 2015-02-14
(10.1042° 84.1744° 1887m)

Notes: Grows regularly from the roadside bank in a regenerating Oak forest which also has many aracacious shrubs. The base of the stipe is always bright yellow, and the general impression is of a very pale boletenoid fungi. The scabers are very pale, perceptibly pink in very good light. The worm holes are brown and the stem gets more yellow as the cut surface dries. No blue staining. I would very much like to know what this mushroom is called.

There are two separate fungi here, collected 3 days apart from the same area. The most recent one is the herbarium collection FDL 14-02-2015 Leccinum.

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By: walt sturgeon (Mycowalt)
2015-02-14 15:34:38 PST (-0800)

It is mycorrhizal—but it appears to be mycorrhizal “generalist,” able to form mycorrhizae with a wide variety of trees, including both hardwoods and conifers.

The habitat of Harrya chromapes is described as conifer/ mixed woods. No native conifers in CR
By: Sara p clark (Fincadoslados)
2015-02-14 15:25:33 PST (-0800)

I will do some more analysis when I find my next fruiting. The lack of conifers in Costa Rica gives some doubt, and I don’t recall ever seeing them darken in the 5 or so years I have noticed them here. Stay tuned. It sure does have a yellow base!

Created: 2015-02-14 14:17:01 PST (-0800)
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