Monday, June 5, 2017

Kyrgyzstan 2017 - Edible Mushrooms of Kyrgyzstan

COUNTRY: Kyrgyzstan
ISSUE DATE: 6 April 2017
CIRCULATION: 8 500 each stamp
STAMP SIZE: 27.5 х 46 mm
ARTIST: Oleg Cojocari, Liudmila Cojocari
STAMP DESIGN:Aliona Cojocari

This current issue of KEP postage stamps is dedicated to the wonderful world of mushrooms - special organisms that combine the features of both plants and animals. About 2,100 species of mushrooms are known in Kyrgyzstan, of which 98 species are edible. 

The four KEP postage stamps represent some of the species of edible mushrooms that are quite common in Kyrgyzstan. Mushrooms are a very important element of the ecological system and therefore need constant protection. 

This issue was carried out with the support of the Institute of Biology and Soil Sciences of the National Academy of Sciences of the Kyrgyz Republic. 

ough-stemmed bolete or scaber stalk (lat. Leccinum scabrum).

Oyster mushroom (lat. Pleurotus ostreatus)
Black morel (lat. Morchella conica).

Boletus of the steppes (lat. Pleurotus eryngii).




Stamp images thanks to Kyrgyz Express Post