Mycological Progress

, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp 557–561 | Cite as

A new white truffle species, Tuber panzhihuanense from China

  • Xiao Juan Deng
  • Pei Gui Liu
  • Cheng Yi Liu
  • Yun Wang
Original Article

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 panzhihuanense White truffle Taxonomy Phylogenetic analysis 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xiao Juan Deng
    • 1
    • 4
  • Pei Gui Liu
    • 1
  • Cheng Yi Liu
    • 2
  • Yun Wang
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of the Biodiversity and Biogeography, Kunming Institute of BotanyChinese Academy of SciencesKunmingChina
  2. 2.Panzhihua Academy of Agriculture & ForestryPanzhihuaChina
  3. 3.The New Zealand Institute for Plant & Food Research LtdChristchurchNew Zealand
  4. 4.Graduate School of Chinese Academy SciencesBeijingChina

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