Chain cap photo and description of the mushroom

Chain cap a common variety of edible mushrooms. The only mushroom included in the race of the web, growing in Europe. Differs in a wide range of growth, so it becomes a goal for many mushroom hunters. However, this type has a very large number of poisonous doubles, so it is best to buy from trusted mushroom pickers. And inexperienced collectors, hunts this mushroom better with an experienced comrade.


Found its place in Ukraine, Eurasia and in nearby CIS countries. It can also be found in the northern regions located before Greenland. They go for mushrooms from July to and until September. In a later time, you can find it, but you should not use in cooking dishes.

I chosen raw forest liabilities where deciduous plantations are replete. Prefers to bebshaped and podzolic soils. Can also meet in mixed forests. Rarely, in conifers in the presence of sufficient humidity and other suitable conditions for the development. Gather in small groups. Most often found near blackberries, fir trees, birch and oaks.


Chain cap has a capside hat with the maximum permissible diameter up to 12 cm. With age, it becomes more and more like a cap. The color of the hat varies from slightly yellowish to deeply brown shades. Outside can be covered with powdery shell. In the section, the pulp is white. But in the air it quickly acquires yellowness.

A ring is located on the leg. The leg has a color identical hat. You can see yellowish scaly processes above the ring. The leg is more thick to the ring than under it. Usually a leg reaches 120 mm. Diameter up to 1.5 mm. A cylindrical leg.

The pulp of the mushroom is loose soft. At a young age bright white. Over time acquires yellowness. The smell and taste is pleasant. The plates are not tight, grown. The length of the plates varies.

In the upper part of the legs of the cap of the ringleled, you can detect a film of vague shapes. She fits the leg tightly. At an early age has a pure white color. Over time, the acquisition of yellowish shades is characteristic.

A spore bag can be hoarse or rusty-brown. Disputes have an amygorous shape, warty, ocher shade.

Application in food

Chain cap demonstrates a pleasant thin taste. Suitable for all types of processing. It is best to use young specimens with closed hats. This is a highquality type of mushrooms suitable for frying, cooking, drying, pickling, salting. It is compared to meat. In some countries it can be bought in the market.

Application in medicine

Also applicable in folk medicine. Often becomes an ingredient in the preparation of compresses for treatment for lymphadenitis. In this case, the mushroom is dried and mixed with honey, noria meat.

Also, a mushroom decoction can be treated with kidneys and remove stones from them. The brine is effective against a hangover, removes the swelling of the limbs. In addition, it demonstrates tonic and antiseptic properties. In professional medicines is not used.

Similar mushrooms

Chain cap safe for health and is great for eating. However, his “doubles” are less loyal to the human body. Therefore, the mushroom is not recommended for the collection of beginners. And all because the visual characteristics of the cap are similar to the appearance. The same can be said about some types of fly agaric. The mushroom also has similar features with colleagues, including inedible representatives of the genus. For example, a lilac spider.

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