New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

June 24, 2016

Rosanne Healy

New truffle species discovered at the Arnold Aboretum

In a newly published study, Rosanne Healy (2013 Sargent Award recipient) and colleagues  detected eight truffle species (genus Tuber), including a brand new species previously unknown to science, in the root communities of some of our trees. To honor the location of its discovery, the truffle has been named Tuber arnoldianum. abstract » Boston Globe »