- Flower nameAmanita caesareoides
- Scientific nameAmanita caesareoides
- AliasAmanita caesareoides, 卵茸
- Place of originJapan
- Place of floweringLow mountains
- Flowering season
What is Amanita caesareoides
Amanita caesareoides or Caesar's mushroom (scientific name: Amanita caesareoides) is an edible mushroom in the family Amanitaceae. The larvae (juveniles) are covered with a white outer skin that resembles an eggshell. When the fungus becomes a mature, it pops out of the skin and forms a red umbrella and yellow stem. It looks like a poisonous mushroom because of its linear red color, which is similar to that of the Benitengu mushroom, but it is edible. However, it is edible, especially the juveniles covered with a white outer skin, which are said to be delicious.
Common name:Amanita caesareoides, scientific name: Amanita caesareoides, aka: Caesar's mushroom, distribution: Japan, environment: beech forest, shape: ovoid at first, umbrella-shaped when mature, umbrella color: red, stem color: yellow Umbrella Diameter: 5-15 cm, Plant Height: 8-18 cm, Harvesting Season: Summer, Uses: Edible mushroom.