The black winter truffle or Tuber Brumale Vittadini is easily confused with the prized black truffle. The surface is black-brown with small warts, while the gleba is dark with marble veins. The scent is intense and persistent with musky tones, and in the nutmeg variant it recalls the famous spice. It is found in plants such as oak, downy oak, downy oak, beech, holm oak, black pine, larch, hop hornbeam, or hazelnut. Its economic value is half that of the prized black truffle.