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By Roger Phillips

Published 2006

These are mainly of the genus Tuber, which contains a great many species in Europe; most are small and insignificant, but it also includes the very important and much-sought-after edible truffles: the Black Truffle so much in demand in France, the Italian White Truffle, and the Summer Truffle, which is the main and most important species in Britain. All are to be found underground in association with trees, usually just below the surface; when fully grown they may be found just breaking through the surface.

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