Fungi Outer Hebrides

Phylum: Ascomycota   Family: Discinaceae

Hydnotrya cubispora (E.A. Bessey & B.E. Thomps.) Gilkey

Cubed Fold Truffle

A rare truffle, first recorded in Britain in 1975, with only a handful since. Almost entirely associated with the plantation tree Sitka Spruce Picea sitchensis, as were these finds.

These collections are now at Kew, accessioned as K(M)189248