Title : MUSHROOM SERIES (1st Issue)
Stamp Serial#
1722 
KPC#
C-1305 
MICHEL#
1746 
StanGib#
2054 
Scott#
1699 
Date of Issue
07/26/1993 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
110Won 
Design
Song-I(Tricolona masutake Sing
Designer
Kim Sang-rag 
Image Area
23mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Government Printing & Mint Agency of the Republic of korea 
Description
The Ministry of Communications plans to issue a collection of stamps featuring mushrooms annually to introduce Korean mushrooms to the world. Mushrooms are a type of fungi that form large fruit bodies that are visible to the naked eye. At present, approximately 700 species grow in Korea, and this first series of stamps will be comprised of edible and pharmaceutical mushrooms that people are familiar with.

Song-I (Tricoloma matsutake Sing.).
Its pileus has a diameter of a 25 and its surface varies from yellowish brown to chestnut brown. It grows in pine forests in autumn and is edible. It is found in Korea, Japan, Taiwan and China.

Young-Ji (Ganuderma Iucidum Karst.).
Its pileus ranges between 5 and 15 and its surface is reddish brown. It grows on the roots and stumps of broadleaf trees, and is used as a medicine. It grows in the Northern hemisphere including Korea.

Nu-Ta-Ri (Pleurotus ostreatus Kummer).
It has a pileus with a diameter of 5 and 15, and it surface is smooth and moist. Its color is originally white or bluish white or yellowish brown. It grows on the stumps of dead coniferous and broadleaf trees between late fall and spring. It is edible and grows in most parts of the world, including Korea.

Pyo-Ko (Letimula edodes Pegler).
The diameter of its pileus is between 4 and 10; its surface is moist and is either reddish or blackish red. It grows on block and stumps of broadleaf trees between spring and fall. It is edible and can be found in South East Asia including Korea and New Zealand.