Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2016, 05:53:46 AM »
Platanus orientalis
This  stamp of 1959  from a series commemorating the Red Cross shows
the HIPPOCRATES PLANE TREE on the island of Kos.

The photo is of the Plane trees at Karies, Lakonia.
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Alisdair

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2016, 08:44:35 AM »
What splendid ancient trees, Hilary
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2016, 09:00:35 AM »
They must be protected from the fungal infection.
Don't hammer nails into the trunk to hang lamps or sound systems.
Always use clean tools.
Even bulldozers/ diggers should be thoroughly washed after being used on infected trees.
Apparently the fungus has reached two parts of Greece.
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2016, 06:04:57 AM »
ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ ΚΑΠΝΑ
GREEK TOBACCO


These, 1 and 5 drachma stamps, date from 1966.
One shows how the leaves were harvested and the other how they were prepared before being sun cured.

Three types of tobacco are grown in Greece and according to a website I found  they are the following
Virginia tobacco, Basmas tobacco  and Katerini tobacco
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2016, 05:55:37 AM »
Abies cephalonica
The 1970  European Nature Conservation year stamp series
This 80 lepta stamp shows the Greek fir which grows in several places as well as Mount Ainos in Cephalonia
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2016, 05:14:14 AM »
Jankaea heldreichii
This beautiful plant shown on the 2.50 drachma stamp grows on Mount Olympus between 700 m, and 1400m.
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Charithea

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2016, 03:17:31 PM »
Hilary, thank you for evoking childhood memories with your photos of stamps.  My late mother would certainly have recognized the flowers and their names such as Αγριοτριανταφυλλιά, μολόχα, παπαρούνα  and γαϊδουράγκαθο . These are the names I called them too until I grow up and learnt English and later their Latin names. 
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2016, 07:35:29 AM »
This series of Greek postage stamps came out in 1978.
There were six stamps in the series and I have four of them.
I have never seen a single one of these flowers.
The 1.50 drachma stamp depicts
Ebenus cretica
Cretan ebony
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John J

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #23 on: October 04, 2016, 08:02:22 AM »
Hilary, in the terraces at the MGS garden, Sparoza, there is an Ebenus cretica that is probably around a half century old by now. There is a fine photo of it taken by Vina Michaelides on the MGS website. From the Home page click on MGS garden Sparoza, then on A Guided Tour, then on terraces on the map and finally on Ebenus cretica shown in blue in the text.
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Cyprus Branch Head. Gardens in a field 40 m above sea level with reasonably fertile clay soil.
"Aphrodite emerged from the sea and came ashore and at her feet all manner of plants sprang forth" John Deacon (13thC AD)

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Alisdair

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« Reply #24 on: October 04, 2016, 09:18:05 AM »
Hilary, John's method will not only get you to Vina's lovely picture but also offer splendidly tempting deviations from that particular path, to find all sorts of other very interesting things about our HQ garden. (But if you don't have the time to follow those well-worthwhile temptations, for a short cut to Vina's picture just click here).
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #25 on: October 04, 2016, 10:45:05 AM »
I thought that photo of the stamp depicting Ebenus cretica would get some reaction.
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #26 on: October 05, 2016, 07:39:56 AM »
This is the 2.50 drachma  stamp in the series depicting
Fritillaria rhodokanakis.
At some time it appears that the first k was changed  into a c
The plant  grows on the island of Hydra and on the mainland of Argolis and Ermioni
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Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2016, 06:12:41 AM »
Campanula oreadum
This wild flower grows on Mount Olympus between 1900m and 2900m
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

Hilary

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2016, 06:32:30 AM »
Lilium heldreichii
Another plant which likes to grow on mountains
This flower grows between 500m and 1900m
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Alisdair

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Re: Wild flowers of Greece on postage stamps (Lilium heldreichii/chalcedonicum
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2016, 08:44:56 AM »
Hilary, This Lilium heldreichii or "scarlet lily of Chalcedony" is one of the most spectacular of all lilies, and we hope to see it, along with several other of Greece's lily species, in a wild flower tour of Northern Greece which the Royal Horticultural Society's Lily Group has kindly invited MGS members to join, in early July next year. It's normally called Lilium chalcedonicum now, and here's a picture of one I took a few years ago:
Alisdair Aird
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