Truffels or just fungi?
meaganlily Posts: 8
I have these strange tubers growing on some land we own. They are underground under trees. Lots of white thread like mycorrhiza attached and around them. I believe them to be truffles but this is really a very unlikely location. How can I get them identified?
They look like truffles to me. Try to find a mycology club near you - google 'mycology club' and add your nearest city.
Thank you Bob, they look like truffels to me too but they are in the most unlikely of locations.........and there are hundreds!
Probably are, but not the best for eating. Those tend to be European species. Under oak and beech often on chalky soils.
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They are under an ash tree but there are oak, beach, and sycamore there too.
Thank you, I will do that.
Hmm, I think our soil is more on the acid side...................but they are growing in a 30yr old stable manure heap. very well rotted after 30yrs, it was on it's way to my garden.
This is an image of the environment they are in, with the ash tree behind. To the right and left of the ash trees are large beech trees and some oaks. I would think their roots reach under here easily. The nettles are allowed to grow for the ladybirds
Last edited: 23 October 2016 15:53:41
They don't smell of much really, maybe a bit mushroomy but they are immature I would think, not very big.