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Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan - II

Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan – II

Chunghwa Post issued a second set of four stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring Four species of wild mushrooms found at mid-altitudes.

A mushroom is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil.

There are various types of Mushrooms as seen in the nature, some are edible as well as some are dangerous called Wild Mushrooms.

Edibile Mushrooms may be identified by criteria that include absence of poisonous effects on humans and desirable taste and aroma.

Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan - II
Title: Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan – II
Date of Issue: 23 March 2012
Country: Taiwan
Denominations: NT$5, NT$5, NT$12, NT$12

Source: Taiwan Post

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