Elaphomyces virgatosporus in NW Norway - the northernmost records of a rare truffle

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Thomas Læssøe, John Bjarne Jordal, Jan Gert Borgergren Nielsen, Dag Holtan, Perry Gunnar Larsen

The first Norwegian records of Elaphomyces virgatosporus Hollós are reported from two sites in Western Norway (Møre og Romsdal County) in 2008. All material was collected underneath old Corylus avellana in ancient, previously coppiced stands in dark, light soil with sparse herbaceous ground cover. No other species of Elaphomyces were found in the vicinity of the collected material. Most material was located by raking where red deer and/or roe deer evidently had been excavating truffles. They were far from evenly distributed. The species so far seems to be very rare, with a strongly disjunct distribution. The nearest sites are found in Southern Sweden, and the main population in Europe seems to be located in Hungary. The distribution of Elaphomyces species in Norway is poorly known, but the populations of E. virgatosporus in NW
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftAgarica
Vol/bind28
Sider (fra-til)43-49
Antal sider7
ISSN0800-1820
StatusUdgivet - 2009

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