Title : MUSHROOM SERIES (4th Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1873 
KPC#
C-1422 
MICHEL#
1897 
StanGib#
2210
This is the last number assigned
in the 1997-SG 
Scott#
1884 
Date of Issue
08/19/1996 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
Sarcodon imbricatum Karst. 
Designer
Kim Sang-rak 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*5 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The Ministry of Information and Communication is issuing the forth collection of the mushroom series postage stamps. This latest issuance features four mushrooms indigenous to Korea. It is expected that these postage stamps will make the different species of Korea's mushrooms better known both at home and aboad and raise public awareness of their diminishing supply due to environmental destruction and pollution.

Sacodon imbricatum Karst.
The fruiting body consists of a fleshy stipe and a ranging from 5 to 23 cm in diameter. The pileus is shalow and infundibuliform in shape, with a light to dark brown tile shaped surface covered with large scales. The flesh of the S. imbricatum is thick and tough and white in color tinged with pale reddish brown. Its smooth stipe grows 2.5 to 5cm. This edible mushroom has a bitter taste, and it grows on the floors of conifer forests in Korea, Japan, and China during summer into autumn.