Saturday, 26 September 2009

Fourth of fungi stamp series from South Korea.

The below description of fungi species on stamps , start from bottom direction, Sarcodon imbricatus toward a counter clockwise to Amanita inaurata. All value in stamps were same and issued on 1996.

Sarcodon imbricatus, commonly known as the shingled hedgehog or scaly hedgehog, is a species of tooth fungus in the order Thelephorales. The mushroom itself is edible; however, it has a bitter taste. The mushroom has a large, brownish cap with large brown scales and may reach 30 cm in diameter. On the underside it sports greyish brittle teeth instead of gills, and has white flesh. The spore print is brown. They grow in associated with spruce, appearing in autumn. It ranges throughout North America and Europe. Mycological characteristics are teeth on hymenium, cap is flat, hymenium is adnate, stipe is bare, spore print is brown, ecology is mycorrhizal, and edible. Old mushrooms of Sarcodon imbricatus and related species contain blue-green pigments, which are used for dyeing wool in Norway. It can be pickled or dried and used as flavouring in Bulgaria.

Paxillus atrotomentosus or the Velvet roll-rim or velvet-footed pax is an inedible saprobic fungus found growing on tree stumps of conifers in Europe and North America.
Mycological characteristics are gill on hymenium and colour cream-yellow and forked, cap is depressed in 6–20 cm across and brown in colour with a rolled rim, hymeniumn is decurrent, stipe is bare and dark brown, spore print is buff, ecology is saprotrophic, and inedible.

Rhodophyllus crassipes, similar with Rhodophulleus sinuatum is a poisonous mushroom found across Europe and North America. Rhodopyllus sinuatum is one species of the genus Rhodopyllus,a genus of pink-spored fungi. Occurring in parks or deciduous woodlands in late summer and autumn, it has an ivory to light grey-brown cap up to 20 cm (8 in) across, with a whitish stem and pink free gills.

Amanita inaurata, similar with Amanita ceciliae, is one species of the genus Amanita. They have characteristics are Cap is convex, then flattened, smooth, margin lined, yellow brown to orange brown, covered with dark grey veil remnants, to about 15 cm across. Gills are adnate, crowded, and white. Stem is tapered upwards, decorated with a zig-zag pattern, ridged at the base, whitish. Flesh is firm and white. Spore print is white. Their grows in deciduous woods, favouring Oak and Beech.

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