Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan souvenir sheet (series 2) Issued : 23 March 2012
Description taken from Taiwan Post website Four species of mushroom found at mid-altitudes are featured. The designs follow: 1. Amanita rubrovolvata (NT$5): The mushroom has an orange to red cap (pileus). The mushroom’s central stem (stipe) is cream to pale orange-yellow in color. The stem has a ring (annulus) on its upper half and a large basal bulb. It can often be found in mixed forests at mid-altitudes. This mushroom is poisonous.
2.Entoloma murraii (NT$5): The mushroom has a pale to bright yellow conical cap and a bright yellow cylindrical stem. The stem is central and supports the cap in the middle. This small, soft mushroom can often be found in forests in low to mid-altitude areas during summer and fall.
3.Geastrum sessile (NT$12): The mushroom has a ball-shaped fruiting body. At maturity, the outer layer of the fruiting body splits open to create a star-like effect. This mushroom can often be seen in broadleaf forests at mid-altitudes.
4.Clavulinopsis miyabeana (NT$12): At first, the fruiting body of this mushroom resembles a red or pink smooth cylinder. By maturity, the fruiting body has become a sharp spindle with a paler tip. It can often be found in clumps among fallen leaves in coniferous or broadleaf forests at mid-altitudes during summer and fall. At first glance, the mushroom resembles a flame on the forest ground.
Post by FairyFoot on Sept 24, 2013 15:26:59 GMT -5
Fairy on mushroom keeping other stamps company
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Spanish Andorra has issued a number of stamps with the theme "nature protection". Some of them have pictures of mushrooms and fungi. Here is the 1983 stamp, SG 167, showing Lactarius sanguifluus, commonly known in English as the "bloody milk cap" (a near-literal translation of the official Latin name): when bruised, it oozes a secretion that is blood-red or purple, but turns greenish. It often grows in polluted sites, is edible, but accumulates toxic heavy metals. There are some medicinal uses.
The 1984 nature protection stamp (SG 177) from Spanish Andorra shows Morchella esculenta, often known as the common morel. This is one of the better-loved edible mushrooms. Excessive consumption can lead to visual disturbances and loss of control of muscles. Experiments on mice suggest that the mushroom may have potential in the treatment of some cancers.
The 1985 Spanish Andorra stamp, SG 183, for nature protection has a picture of Gyromitra esculenta, alias the beefsteak mushroom. Highly toxic when raw, it used to be eaten, cooked, in parts of Europe but increasingly countries have discouraged people from eating it because of the risks.
The 1986 nature protection stamp from Spanish Andorra, SG 186, showing Marasmius oreades, often called in English the Scotch bonnet, or fairy ring mushroom (though the latter name is also given to other mushrooms). It is edible, and regarded by some as a great delicacy.
The 1991 nature protection stamp from Spanish Andorra, showing the parasol mushroom, Macrolepiota procera, which is widely used in cooking in European countries (though it is mildly toxic when raw). SG 224.
In 1996 Spanish Andorra issued two stamps for its nature protection theme. Here is SG 247, showing Romaria aurea. "Aurea" means golden, and the mushroom certainly lives up to its name. As far as I can gather, it is not poisonous, but is a little bitter.
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