Mycological Progress

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 557–561

A new white truffle species, Tuber panzhihuanense from China

Authors

  • Xiao Juan Deng
    • Key Laboratory of the Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • Graduate School of Chinese Academy Sciences
  • Pei Gui Liu
    • Key Laboratory of the Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
  • Cheng Yi Liu
    • Panzhihua Academy of Agriculture & Forestry
    • Key Laboratory of the Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of Sciences
    • The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research Ltd
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11557-012-0862-6

Cite this article as:
Deng, X.J., Liu, P.G., Liu, C.Y. et al. Mycol Progress (2013) 12: 557. doi:10.1007/s11557-012-0862-6

Abstract

A new white Tuber species, T. panzhihuanense, is described based on collections from Sichuan and Yunnan, China. This is one of 10 new white truffle species, which were discovered in 2010 and 2011. Morphological and molecular analysis shows that T. panzhihuanense is clearly different from any other taxon in the genus of Tuber. It grows in mycorrhizal association with trees of Pinus yunnanensis in limestone soils. It has a pleasant aroma and is good edible. This is the first white truffle species discovered in China that has commercial potential.

Keywords

Tuber panzhihuanenseWhite truffleTaxonomyPhylogenetic analysis

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