Taiwan: Stamps on Wild Mushrooms

\"\"Taiwan issued second set of stamps on wild mushrooms on 23rd March 2012.Having issued its first set of stamps on Taiwan \’s wild mushrooms on March 25, 2010 , ChunghwaPost will release a second set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet of the series. 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.

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