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Summer Black Truffle

Tuber Aestivum


The "black truffle" (Tuber melanosporum). Specimens can be found in late autumn and winter, reaching 7 cm in diameter and weighing up to 100 g. Production is almost exclusively European, with France accounting for 45%, Spain 35%, Italy 20%, and small amounts from Slovenia, Croatia and the Australian states of Tasmania and Western Australia.


The mycelia of truffles form symbiotic relationships with the roots of several tree species including beech, poplar, oak, birch, hornbeam, hazel, and pine. They prefer argillaceous or calcareous soils which are well drained and neutral or alkaline. Truffles fruit throughout the year, depending on the species and can be found buried between the leaf litter and the soil.

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Stevano Puasa
Stevano Puasa 8 years ago

Hello Corduneanu, can you help me? i need you'r help in this

keithp2012 8 years ago

They look gross but apparently taste great and are expensive to buy!

gil.leiria 8 years ago


CorduneanuVlad 8 years ago

Thanks for the comments.
The spot on the map is my Hostel in Timisoara (not where the truffles were found).
My mission on Project Noah is to post rare sights. I only have two and the third is coming: Pinus Cembra - a pine species from the Ice age, I just need to get the photos from a friend

bayucca 8 years ago

Mmmh, again, I prefer the white one. THIS would be an expensive spot, Argy Bee!!

Vlad :D i never remarked that you have a spotting,super one ,great cache congratulations

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

This might be the most expensive spotting on PN. :)

bayucca 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Hey CorduneanuVlad... how about some more top spottings. I keep checking. :)

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Thank you for your help identifying my cool mushrooms up the White Birch tree. I appreciate you taking the time.

CorduneanuVlad 9 years ago

Eventhough pigs have a keener sense of smell (for truffles) and are smarter than dogs, they tend to eat the truffles - Yes dogs are easier to handle.

AlexKonig 9 years ago

that definitly sure, i would not ask : where have you found them, i just meant: if you do know your special-places, but it seems so!!! i also don't reveal all location of my fungi, because some are "endangered" or "wanted". Actually, i make it easier for me and more save for some species and add/enter just the region (not the places) i search/live !! Dogs are much faster at searching and easier to handle (would i suspect). nice

CorduneanuVlad 9 years ago

These truffles were found by dogs, somewhere in Romania in the Banat region. You would excuse me if I don't reveal the exact location where these were found and the location on the map is where we cooked them. :)

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Hummmmmmmmm... Very, very good!!!

Nicholas4 9 years ago

Real nice, and really expensive!!! Congrats!!

AlexKonig 9 years ago

nice, have you found them yourself ? with dog , pig or do you know your special places! how big is the one in the middle of the first picture, just as size reference ??

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Timișoara, Romania

Spotted on Dec 11, 2011
Submitted on Dec 12, 2011


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