Edibility of Lepistas

Paul Beard paul at weald.demon.co.uk
Fri Nov 15 08:09:08 EST 1996

In article <56f84r$4de at castor.utu.fi>, Harry Lehto <hlehto at utu.fi>
>Dear mushroomers,
>              I ran accross two Lepista species Lepista nuda (=Blewit)
>[finnish name: Sinivalmuska] and Lepista nebularis [Härmämalikka]. 
>(Both have been assigned sometimes to Clitocybe of Tricholoma genera.) 
>Any way, most books I have tell that these are edible, but warn that 
>some people get gastric side-effects.

I've had no problem with L nuda cooked but some people apparently are
upset by them raw. The ones I've tried have had a high enough water
content to be stewed in their own juices.
Paul Beard

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