Estonian Issued Stamp on Fly Agaric Mushrooms

estonia-mushroom-stamply agaric (Amanita muscaria) is the most common species of agaric in Estonia that mainly grows in birch, spruce and pine stands. Fully grown, the cap of the mushroom is 8–18 cm in diameter, bright red in colour and covered in white to yellowish removable warts. As the fungus grows, the number of warts may decrease as they may be washed away by rainfall. The gills are yellowish-white and free. The stipe is strong, yellowish-white is colour, 5–20 cm high and has a bulb at the base that bears veil remnants. The ring is wide and flaccid. The flesh is white and yellowish under the cap. Although it is poisonous, deaths resulting from the fly agaric are extremely rare.

Issue Date: 08.09.2016 Designer: Ülle Marks, Jüri Kass Printer: AS Vaba Maa Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Size: 27.5 x 33.0 mm Values: 0.65

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