Kozlinnya spider photo and description of the mushroom, where its doubles grows

Cobble. Cortinarius traganus) is one of the inedible mushrooms from the Pautinniki clan. Is very remarkable, and not only in appearance. Not poisonous, but it is not recommended to eat it for food. Although, it is unlikely that anyone in their minds will collect a mushroom that stinks like a goat manure. Yes, a strong stink is the main feature of the goat’s spider web, for which he got his name.


The hat in his youth has the shape of a hemisphere in which the edges are lifted down. Over time, it straightens, becomes spherical or hemispherical, and a small tubercle becomes visible in the center. The hat is quite dense in structure, dry to the touch, but emits mucus after rain. The color of the hat is quite unusual: a certain mixture of brown with purple, and at a young age is completely bright purple, but with age it becomes more faded. The diameter of the diameter reaches twelve centimeters, so the hat itself seems massive.

The leg is thick, increases in length and width with age. At first it has the shape of a tuber, but as it grows up, it straightens and becomes cylindrical, without any narrowing. The height varies from 7 to 11 centimeters, and the thickness in diameter reaches about three. Throughout the length, small belts of bright purple color are characteristic, and the color of the legs is about the same as that of the hat. Closer to old age, orange spots begin to be seen on it, which are traces of spore powder. The pulp is also purple, and with a fault or pressure, the color does not change. A strong unpleasant stench stands out of it, which looks like a goat wool or manure, so this mushroom can be found several tens of meters before a copy, thanks to the smell.

Where it grows

Quite often representatives of this species are met throughout Eurasia, Ukraine and Belarus. Even in the Far East and Siberia, in the coldest regions, you can find a spider. This suggests that such dimensions allow you to withstand cold temperatures without any problems. Grows in any forests, but prefers places with moss. The fruiting period falls on the summer-autumn season. Can grow in groups, but basically prefers to live in single copies.


Despite the fact that the cosia spider does not contain toxins in its composition, it is not recommended to use it, and with all the desire to do it will be problematic. Strong stink will not allow you to eat a mushroom, and heat treatment will only enhance the smell.

Similar views

A fairly large number of purple mushrooms belong to the genus of the web, but they all do not have such a smell, which means they can be distinguished without any problems. But one of the most similar should be highlighted alone:

Camphore spider. As the name says, its smell looks like a camphor, and not a goat manure. There is practically no external differences, as well as in the internal composition. It is not used for food due to the poison contained inside. There were no deaths, but do not take risks, especially for the sake of a mushroom with such an unpleasant odor.

Camphore spider

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