Melanogaster Bruma (Melanogaster broomeanus) photo and description

Melanogaster broomeanus

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Boletales
  • Family: Paxillaceae (Piggies)
  • Genus: Melanogaster (Melanogaster)
  • Species: Melanogaster broomeanus (Melanogaster Bruma)


False truffle

Melanogaster broomeanus

Melanogaster broomeanus Berk.

The name is dedicated to the English mycologist Christopher Edmund Broome, 1812 - 1886.

Fruiting body

Fruit bodies are almost spherical or irregularly tuberous, 1.5 - 8 cm in diameter, at the base with sparse, brown mycelial strands.

Peridium at a young age is yellow-brown, in mature it darkens, brown, dark brown, naked or slightly tomentose, smooth.

Gleb is hard-hardy, first brown, then brown-black, consists of numerous rounded chambers filled with a shiny black gelatinous substance. The layers are white, yellow or blackish.

The smell of mature, drying fruit bodies is very pleasant, fruity.


  • On soil (ground, litter)

Grows in deciduous forests, shallow in the soil under a layer of fallen leaves.


June July.

Conservation status

Red Data Book of the Novosibirsk Region 2008.

Rare view. It is necessary to control the state of known populations of the species, search for new locations, protect and monitor them.