Tengutake(Scientific name is Amanita pantherina) is a kind of toadstool. Its body is about 20~30 cm and color is white. It has a brown cap and there are many white grains on the surface of cap.
Tengutake belongs to the Tengutake family, Tengutake genus. Kinds of Tengutake family are Benitengutake, Tamagotengutake, and Tamagotake etc. Benitengutake has a red cap, and Benitengutake’s poison is weaker than that of Tengutake and Tamagotengutake. But Benitengutake is famous on book and TV game etc. Tamagotengutake has a white cap and a very strong poison will kill a person. Tamagotake has an orange cap, but Tamagotake doesn’t have poison. Therefore, it is edible. Tamagotake’s cap is round first. When it grows up, it opens and is depressed.
Tengutake grow in the forests in the temperate zone from summer to fall. Tengutake grow mainly Japanese red pine forests, Konara, and Kunugi forests etc.
If you eat Tengutake, it cause the runs, vomit, and hallucinations. And it may cause unconsciousness. Tengutake’s poison have a effect to kill fly. So, Tengutake is called Haetoritake.
If you walk in the forests and find a mushroom that you can’t identify, don’t take and eat it.