Title : MUSHROOM SERIES (4th Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1875 
KPC#
C-1424 
MICHEL#
1899 
StanGib#
2209 
Scott#
1885 
Date of Issue
08/19/1996 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
Rhodophyllus Crassipes Imaz. 
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.

Rhodophyllus crassipes Imaz.
The cap of the R. crassipes Imaz. is about 7 to 12cm in diameter and turns from a conical to umbonated flat as it matures. The surface is smooth and brownish gray, and it is covered with white silky threadlike fibers, appearing mottled white and gray. Its gills are white but later turn to a pale buff color, and grooves appear with age. The white stipe grows to heights of 10 to 18cm. This edible mushroom gives forth an odor of flour, and it is usually found in the latifolious forests in Korea and Japan.