The Elves also called the Lemsang (pi. "Limseng"; Kh. "Atastor"), or "Great-meal," mushroom "Way-throne," for it grew to heights of two feet and sported a crown one to three feet in diameter. Although most of its surface was hard, its top was covered with a soft purple "fur" which was renowned for its food value; apound of Lemsang could feed a man for a week. Given its nourishing nature, tales associated it with the enchanted Lembas or "Way-bread."