A Truffle from Pembrey Country Park ! This is the third species of truffle collected from Pembrey. This one is a 'true' truffle , one of the ascomycete family rather than a 'false' truffle, a basidiomycete. From the Kew book on truffles, I made this to be Tuber dryophila but sent one specimen to Carol Hobart in Sheffield as she has a particular interest in 'truffles'. She says there is at present some confusion about some species and it could be T maculatum. She is getting molecular (DNA) studies done bit by bit on specimens she has so in time a correct name can be given to this find. I did not have to dig for it as there were two close together on the soil surface --- looking like small pebbles. Both had holes where insects had burrowed in to have a meal. These did not have a strong smell.