Title : MUSHROOM SERIES (4th Issue)  (View Souvenir Sheet)
Stamp Serial#
1876 
KPC#
C-1425 
MICHEL#
1900 
StanGib#
2208 
Scott#
1883 
Date of Issue
08/19/1996 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
150 won 
Design
Paxillus atrotomentosus Fr. 
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.

Paxillus atrotomentosus Fr.
The pileus of the Paxillus atrotomentosus Fr. varies greatly in size, growing from 5 to 20cm in diameter. The young cap is flat, but the center becomes depressed as it grows and is tough and hard to the touch. Its surface is either smooth or covered with powdery soft hair. It is of a rusty brown or dark brown color with a light-colored edge. The lamellae are cream-colored to yellowish brown and are bound together in a net-like pattern. The stipe is 3 to 12cm high. This edible mushroom grows under decaying trees in conifer forests in Korea, Japan, Europe, and North America from summer to autumn.