Yellow False Truffle
Mainly found in sandy Scottish pine forests this truffle or potato looking fungi breaks the surface making it a lot easier to find than any true truffle.
|Common Names||Yellow False Truffle (EN), Ffug-Gloronen Felen (CY), Piestrówka Żółtawa (PL), Sárgás Istrángospöfeteg (HU)|
|Scientific Name||Rhizopogon luteolus|
|Average Mushroom height (CM)||3|
|Average Cap width (CM)||4|
Tan/yellow with a tough skin which can be covered in mycelial, thread like strands. Starting generally spherical but growing into varied potato like shapes.
Starting with almost completely white flesh but maturing to a marble patterned olive grey colour.
Olivaceous. Elliptical to oblong.
Rhizopogon species are more closely linked to the Suillus subsection of the Boletales family and are not related to any truffles.
The Yellow False Truffle is ectomycorrhizal with pine species and is beneficial to the forest and its trees growth.