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Tuber magnatum.   Click a photo to enlarge it.   back to list

synonyms: Italian White Truffle, Trüffel Truffe blanche du Piémont, Weisse Trüffel, White Truffle
Tuber magnatum2 Mushroom
Ref No: 9607
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Ref No: 9681
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location: Europe
edibility: Choice
fungus colour: White to cream, Grey to beige
normal size: 5-15cm
cap type: Other
stem type: Lateral, rudimentary or absent
spore colour: White, cream or yellowish
habitat: Grows in woods, Grows underground

Tuber magnatum Pico. The White Truffle, Truffe blanche du Piémont, Tartufo bianco del Piedmonte, tartufo di Alba, De witte truffel. Fruit body white or creamish coloured, 3-16cm across sperical or potato shaped. Very strongly scented. It is distinguished by the one- to four-spored asci 60-120 x 40-100um and elliptic, reticulate spores 35-50 x 32-42um. It is found in North Italy buried in deciduous woods. Edible – excellent. Found In Europe.

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Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 11 February 2009

Hungarian name, Piroshusu szarvasgomba
Lorand Bartho (Hungary) - 14 December 2008

Photographed in Tuscany, Italy
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