Sp.568 Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan Postage Stamps (II)

Stamp SN D568
Stamp Name Sp.568 Wild Mushrooms of Taiwan Postage Stamps (II)
Stamp Cat Standard Special Stamps
Stamp Cat Vegetables
Issue date 2012-03-23
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.)
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Ltd.
Designer Chi-jen Lai
Creative Director
Sheet composition 20 (4 × 5 ) <br>
Print color Colorful
Process Offset
Paper Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>
Perforation 13


Having issued its first set of stamps on Taiwan’s wild mushrooms on March 25, 2010, Chunghwa Post 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.


(1) First Day Cover: NT$2 apiece.
(2) First Day Cover in large size: NT$3 apiece.
(3) Folder: NT$5 apiece.
(4) Folder with mount: NT$5 apiece.
(5) Folder with mount for souvenir sheet: NT$8 apiece.
(6) Loose-leaf album page: NT$16 apiece.
(7) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with one NT$5 stamp: NT$7 apiece.
(8) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a complete set of stamps:
NT$36 apiece.
(9) Pre-cancelled FDC affixed with a souvenir sheet:
NT$37 apiece.

To purchase the relative philatelic products, please go directly to the post office branches, or order on line at http://stamp.post.gov.tw.