Estonian mushrooms – The Funeral Bell

In stock: 4 Items
Reference:
4740352117181
Issue date:29.08.2019
Designer:Ülle Marks / Jüri Kass
Number:718-29.08.19
Stamp zone:Other stamps
Stamp type:Classical
Availability date:2019-08-29
0.65 €
Description

The Funeral Bell (Galerina marginata) is a highly poisonous mushroom whose consumption leads to amanitin poisoning. You should avoid picking it at all costs. It remains poisonous even when blanched.

The sticky cap of the Funeral Bell can be up to 3 cm in diameter and is two-toned: the watery, striped edges are a dark honey-yellow, while the dry centre part is a browny-yellow in colour. The stem resembles silk fibre, is whitish in colour but black-brown at its base, dry and with a permanent leathery ring in its upper part. Smelling like wheat, the mushroom often grows on the exposed or buried wood of conifers, typically in groups or small clusters, from August to October.

The Funeral Bell is easily confused with a similar mushroom that can be eaten, the Sheathed Woodtuft (Kuehneromyces mutabilis), which mainly grows on the exposed wood of hardwood trees.

Product Details
4740352117181

Data sheet

Quantity issued
20 000
Perforation
13¾ : 14
Printer
AS Vaba Maa
Print
offset
Sheets
5 x 5
Size
27.5 x 33.0 mm
Primary theme
fauna/flora
Year
2019
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