new truffle name changes

Daniel B. Wheeler dwheeler at
Tue Jan 14 04:45:51 EST 2003

I just received a reply for truffle collections sent to Dr. James
Trappe. In his reply, he notes that there will be several new names
for truffles, including:

Tuber oregonense, previously T. gibbosum var. autumnale
Tuber gibbosum will now refer only to the spring (and winter?)
fruiting variety, which previously was known as Tuber gibbosum var.
"Also yet another new species with a peridium of giant inflated
cells." Wonder what that one will be named?

Also received word that a suspected T. sp. nov. has now been
identified by Jim as Tuber wheeleri sp. nov.

Daniel B. Wheeler

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