Name: Harrya chromapes
Author: (Frost) Halling, Nuhn, Osmundson, & Manfr. Binder
Citation: Australian Systematic Botany 25: 422. 2012.
Previously placed in Leccinum, Tylopilus.
Pink pileus, pinkish hymenophore, white stipe with pink scabers isolated or rarely in a reticulum, chrome yellow at base.
See Roy Halling’s comments on the origins of “chromapes”.
on this. IF and MB are useful databases, without a doubt, but sometimes they are only useful when the data they receive has been accurately vetted. Their data is based on user input. Since you took the lead, it is up to your evaluation which is proper and useful here on MO.
Should we deprecate Harry chromipes in favor of Harrya chromapes or wait until Paul Kirk and Shaun Pennycook make the corrections to IF and MB respectively?
The origin of the epithet, chromapes, is not from ‘chromus" + “pes”. Rather it is from the Greek “chroma”, 3rd declension, neuter noun, + “pes”. Check Stearn’s Botanical Latin, 4th edition, p. 80.