Tuber (fungus)

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Tuber gibbosum 85547.jpg
Tuber gibbosum
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Ascomycota
Class: Pezizomycetes
Order: Pezizales
Family: Tuberaceae
Genus: Tuber
P.Micheli ex F.H.Wigg. (1780)
Type species
Tuber aestivum
Vittad. (1831)

Tuber P.Micheli (1729)
Tuberium Raf. (1815)
Aschion Wallr. (1833)
Ensaluta Zobel (1854)
Lespiaultinia Zobel (1854)
Oogaster Corda (1854)
Tuber subgen. Vittadinion Zobel (1854)
Vittadinion Zobel (1854)
Terfeziopsis Harkn. (1899)
Delastreopsis Mattir. (1905)
Mukagomyces S.Imai (1940)

Desert Truffle, Iran, In Yamchi town

Tuber is a genus in the Tuberaceae family of fungi. It includes several species of truffles that are highly valued as delicacies. According to a standard reference text, the widespread genus contains 86 species.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Tuber P. Micheli ex F.H. Wigg. 1780". MycoBank. International Mycological Association. Retrieved 2011-07-13.
  2. ^ Kirk PM, Cannon PF, Minter DW, Stalpers JA (2008). Dictionary of the Fungi (10th ed.). Wallingford, UK: CABI. p. 708. ISBN 978-0-85199-826-8.

External links

  • The Lightning and the Truffle

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