Observation 9594: Tuber lyoni

When: 2000-11-10

Collection location: Georgia, USA [Click for map]

Who: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)

No specimen available

Photos show specimens of Tuber lyoni – perhaps the most widespread of any truffle in the United States. It is typically associated with pecan tree plantations, but is also associated with a wide variety of other trees, including American basswood planted in Albany, Oregon! The aroma is old milk, cornmeal and flour. It is edible, I have eaten it, and goes best with dishes that utilize the aroma of corn or even incorporating fresh corn into the dish. In a nice corn chowder it is very nice! Additionally, T. lyoni is among the easiest truffles to identify: it always has one or more apical pores leading into the gleba. Previous names include Terfezia lyoni (the first truffle found in the US), and Tuber texense.

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