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Book review: Tesoros de nuestros montes: trufas de AndaluciaAuthor(s): James M. Trappe
Source: Mycotaxon. 107: 494-499
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Pacific Northwest Research Station
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Description"What are truffles"," opens with a dramatic painting of lightning, tree roots, mycorrhizae and truffles to introduce truffles in history, including ancient speculations (myths) about their origin. A new one to me is that they come from the testicles of Adonis, buried and multiplied by The Furies. Indeed, one Spanish term for a truffle is "turma de tierra," literally a testicle of the earth (we'll return to "turma" later). The relationship of hypogeous to epigeous fungi is briefly noted.
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CitationTrappe, James M. 2009. Tesoros de nuestros montes: trufas de Andalucia. Mycotaxon. 107: 494-499.
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