Title : Mushroom Series (6th Issue) 
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Stamp Serial#
1959 
KPC#
C-1488 
MICHEL#
1983 & 1987 
StanGib#
2295 
Scott#
1935c 
Date of Issue
07/04/1998 
Quantity
2,000,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Laccaria vinaceoa vellanea 
Designer
Kim, Sang-rak 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4*4 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
Mushrooms can be classified into poisonous, edible, and unknown varieties. Unknown mushrooms are those whose chemical profiles are not known, flesh is thin and not worth eating, or too small to eat. This year, the last collection of the mushroom series stamps features four unknown species of mushrooms: Pseukdocolus schellenbergiae, Cyptotrama asprata, Laccaria vinaceoavellanea, and Phallus rugulosus.

Laccaria vinaceoavellanea.
Laccaria vinaceoavellanea belongs to the "Laccaria genus" of the "Tricholomataceae Family". Its color ranges from light purplish-brown to pale yellow, and its cap is convex with a depressed center and grooves radiating outward on the surface. It chiefly grows on the ground beneath oak trees in latifolious forests in summer.