|Shape||Round, irregular, more or less globular, elongated or flattened|
|Size||Very variable from a few grams, to in exceptional cases over 500 grams|
|Peridium||Smooth and clear, pale ochre to yellowish color, sometimes with greenish hues and brownish spots|
|Gleba||Brown to light hazelnut in color, with numerous light and very fine veins|
|Spores||Honeycombed, rounded, ovoid, broadly reticulate and clustered 1 to 4 in the axils|
|Scent||It is the most prized truffle because of its rarity and very pleasant intense aroma|
|Ripening||September to late December|
|Habitat||Prefers moist, cool soils of valley floors, along watercourses, in forests and at its edges and escarpments|
|Range of distribution||In the wild in Italy it is mainly included in three different areas; hills of Piedmont, in the Po Valley area and the Central Apennines as to date despite being the most prized truffle it is not yet able to be cultivated|
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