Mycological Progress

, 14:111 | Cite as

Tuber turmericum sp. nov., a Chinese truffle species based on morphological and molecular data

  • Li Fan
  • Xiaohong Liu
  • Jinzhong Cao
Original Article


Based on molecular and morphological data, we describe and illustrate a new species of the genus Tuber, T. turmericum sp. nov., in this paper. Tuber turmericum is characterized by its turmeric yellow gleba, consistently one-spored asci and pale yellow to yellow globose ascospores. Phylogenetically, the new species belongs to the T. turmericum-group (= japonicum group sensu Kinoshita et al.).


Ascomycota Tuberaceae Taxonomy Biogeography 



The study was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31270058) and the Beijing Natural Science Foundation (No. 5122003).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Life ScienceCapital Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Edible Fungi Research InstituteShanxi Academy of Agricultural ScienceTaiyuanChina
  3. 3.Institute of MycologyJilin Agricultural UniversityChangchunChina

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