The burgundy truffle is a variety of the summer truffle. It occurs in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis with Pinus, Quercus, Tilia, Corylus and other trees. It is characterized by the typical warty black rind, whitish-brownish marbled inside and reticulate spore ornamentation in the microsope. It grows in sandy-loamy to gravelly soils rich which are in lime and not too dry, from lowlands to montane altitudes. Its main fruiting season is autumn and early winter. It is wide-spread in Europe from the south up to south Sweden.