Stropharia rugose-annular (Ringlet) (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) photo and description

Ring stropharia (Stropharia rugoso-annulata)

  • Department: Basidiomycota (Basidiomycetes)
  • Subdivision: Agaricomycotina (Agaricomycetes)
  • Class: Agaricomycetes (Agaricomycetes)
  • Subclass: Agaricomycetidae (Agaricomycetes)
  • Order: Agaricales (Agaric or Lamellar)
  • Family: Strophariaceae (Strophariaceae)
  • Genus: Stropharia (Stropharia)
  • Species: Stropharia rugoso-annulata (Stropharia rugose-annular (Annular))
    Other names for the mushroom:
  • Stropharia ferry
  • Ring


  • Stropharia rugose-annular

  • Ring

  • Stropharia ferry

  • Stropharia ferrii



at a young age, the surface of the cap of this rather common and today cultivated fungus changes color from yellowish to red-brown. In mature mushrooms, the cap becomes pale yellow to chestnut. The diameter of the cap can reach up to 20 cm. The mushroom weighs about one kilogram. In young mushrooms, the cap has a hemispherical shape, resembling porcini mushrooms. But, the bent edge of their cap is connected to the leg with a thin skin, which bursts when the cap matures and the mushroom grows. In young ringers, the lamers are gray. With age, they become darker, lilac, just like the spores of the fungus.


the surface of the leg can be white or yellowish brown. There is a ring on the leg. The pulp in the leg is very firm. The leg length can be up to 15 cm.


under the skin of the cap, the flesh is slightly yellowish. It has a rare smell and a mild, pleasant taste.


The ringlet is an edible valuable mushroom that tastes like a porcini mushroom, although it has a specific smell. The mushroom pulp contains many B vitamins and many minerals. It contains more niacin than cucumbers, cabbage and tomatoes. This acid has a beneficial effect on the digestive organs and the nervous system.

Stropharia FerrySimilarity:

Ringworms are the same lamellar as russules, but in color and shape they are more reminiscent of noble boletus. The Koltsevik tastes like a boletus.


For mushrooms of this type, it is enough to simply prepare a nutritious substrate. Compared to champignons, they are not whimsical to growing conditions in personal plots. Ringworm grows mainly on well-fertilized soil, on plant remains outside the forest, less often in deciduous forests. Fruiting period from early summer to mid-autumn. For home cultivation, they choose sheltered from the wind, warm places. It can also be grown under plastic, in greenhouses, basements and in beds.


Rings are extremely rare in nature. They grow on rotted plant remains. The cultivation of ring trees began in the 1960s, on an abandoned hippodrome, where peasants kept their crops. On the floor of this storehouse, covered with soil and hay, mushrooms bore fruit all year round, which the locals considered mushrooms and were happy to pick them. After some time, in these mushrooms, one mycologist recognized stropharias. This is how the mushroom production in Dieskau was formed. It was here that the classic methods of growing mushrooms were developed.