Blewits (Clitocybe) in North Carolina?

Sigvard Svensson Sigvard.Svensson at
Fri Nov 10 18:56:18 EST 1995

In article <rllow0O5Iomc084yn at>, larryc at (Larry


>I no longer feed wild mushrooms to untested people.  I had never heard of
>an emetic reaction to slippery jacks, but in this case I was obviously 
Just a comment first to the original posting: Do not ever gamble with
fungi as food!
As some of the earlier replies wrote "if in doubt, through it out"!

Concerning emetic reactions to Suillus species I remember seeing something
about the slimy cap cuticle being responsible. I could not find the
reference just now, though. Furthermore  people tend to be VERY
individually sensitive to mushrooms. A friend of mine can not eat
chanterelles, another is getting ill if he eats Russulas...!
I completely agree with your final statement!



"...with all this horse manure, there's just got
to be a pony in there somewhere."
(Technology Review Nov/Dec 95 p66)

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