Pecan Truffles Research

Scientific Data

  • The Occurrence of Tuber texense in Georgia (PDF)

Other Resources

  • Heimsch, C. 1958. The first recorded truffle from Texas. Mycologia 50:657-660.
  • Beuchat, L. R., Brenneman, T. B., and Dove, C. R. 1993. Composition of the pecan truffle (T. texense). Food Chemistry 46:189-192.
  • Tabor, R. A. 1988. Observations on the ecology of the Texas truffle, Tuber texense. pp. 331-336, in Atti del secondo congresso internazionale sul tartufo, 24-27 Nov.
  • Trappe, J. M., Jumpponen, A. M., and Cazares, E. 1996. NATS truffle and truffle-like fungi 5: Tuber lyonii (=T. texense), with a key to the spiny-spored Tuber species groups. Mycotaxon 60:365-372.
  • Grupe, A. C. II, Brenneman, T. B., Bonito, G., and Smith, M.E.  2016.  The pecan truffle (Tuber lyonii):  A gourmet truffle native to the southeastern United States.  UF/IFAS publication PP330, 4 pages.
  • Benucci, G. M., Bonito, G., Falini, L. B. and Bencivenga, N. 2012.  Mycorrhization of pecan trees (Carya illinoinensis) with commercial truffle species:  Tuber aestivum Vittad. and Tuber borchii Vittad.”  Mycorrhiza, 22:283-292.
  • Bonito, G., Brenneman, T. and Vilgalys, R. 2011.  Ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity in orchards of cultivated pecan (Carya illinoinensis, Juglandaceae).  Mycorrhiza 21:601-612.
  • Ge, Z-W., Brenneman, T., Bonito, G. and Smith, M.  2017.  Soil pH and mineral nutrients strongly influence truffles and other ectomycorrhizal fungi associated with commercial pecans (Carya illinoinensis).  Plant Soil doi 10.1007/s11104-017-3312-z.
  • Grupe, A., Sulzbacher, M., Grebenc, T., Healy, R., Bonito, G. and Smith, M. 2018.  Tuber brennemanii and Tuber floridanum:  two new Tuber species (Pezzizales, Ascomycota) are among the most commonly detected ectomycorrhizal taxa within commercial pecan (Carya illinoinensis) orchards.  Mycologia (In press).