Truffle


Truffle

Plants Identity


Scientific Name

Terfezia spp.

Arabic name(s)

Kamah

English name(s)

Truffle

Order

Pezizales

Family

Terfeziaceae

Genus

Terfezia Tul. & C.Tul.

Species

Terfezia spp.

Subspecies

Variety

Fungi

Growth form

A truffle is not a true plant; it is the fruiting body of an underground fungus like mushroom.

Plant’s Description

Ecology (Habitat)& distribution

Truffles are wildly grow at Gulf deserts, they are form a symbiotic relation with the roots of several plants including particular genus of Helianthemum which is called raqrooq in Arabic.

Geographic distribution

Plant’s Citations in the Holy Qur’an

The plant is not mentioned in the Holy Qur’an.

Other Citations for the plant in the Holy Qur’an

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

Narrated by Said bin Zaid: I heard the Prophet Saying, “Truffles are like Manna (i.e. they grow naturally without man’s care) and their water heals eye diseases. Shahih Al Bukhari, book of medicine.

Other Citations for the plant in the Hadith

History of the Plant


Stories about the plant in Holy Qur’an

Stories about the plant in Sunnah

The plant in the Arabic Literature

Etymology

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Functional Uses


Uses

Products

Traditional Uses

Services

Medicinal uses

Constituents (Chemical composition)

Side Effects

Other Uses

Cultivation (Agriculture)


Cultivation History

Cultivars and Varieties

Growth and propagation

Tree management

Pests and diseases

Harvesting & Yield

References