Wolfe & Bougher use the presence or absence of a raised reticulum to distinguish 2 groups of taxa in Tylopilus subgen. Roseoscabra (the T. chromapes group). While such a distinction might have been artificially useful at the time, it is not clear if the feature is really diagnostic – I have seen T. chromapes with and without a reticulum in the same gaggle of basidiomes.
Tylopilus queenslandianus would possess pseudocystidia, and T. palumanus would not.
Herbarium specimens in BRI & NY (REH9275).

[admin – Sat Aug 14 01:58:05 +0000 2010]: Changed location name from ‘Australia, Queensland, Fraser Island, road from Central Station to Lake Birrabeen.’ to ‘Road from Central Station to Lake Birrabeen, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia’


In roadside sand under Allocasuarina.

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Recognized by sight: Pinkish pileus, chrome yellow stipe base, pinkish scabers confined to a fine reticulum
Used references: Wolfe, C.B. & Bougher, N.L. 1993. Australian Systematic Botany 6: 187-213.
Based on microscopic features: Pseudocystidia are absent.
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Used references: Halling et al. 2012. Affinities of the Boletus chromapes group to Royoungia and the description of two new genera, Harrya and Australopilus. Austral. Syst. Bot. 25: 418-431.

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thanks to you!
By: Davide Puddu (Davide Puddu)
2015-04-20 14:26:31 MST (-0700)

i’m very far away and none of the said genera are found here .i’m just trying to understand.thanks for introducing me to this new Genus

Thanks Davide
By: Roy Halling (royh)
2015-04-20 14:10:10 MST (-0700)

if you look here:, you can see how the molecular phylogenetics supports recognition of Australopilus.

is this…
By: Davide Puddu (Davide Puddu)
2015-04-20 10:02:59 MST (-0700)

an Harrya?i mean can this be considered in that genus?