Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Plants of the world on postage stamps
« on: October 09, 2016, 08:24:44 AM »
In this thread I will be posting scans of postage stamps from around the world.
But, only those which have been mentioned at some time in the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, the journal of the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY

Telopea speciosissima ,Waratah

The Mediterranean Garden, Number 71,page 59.

GARDENS, PLANTS, NEW FRIENDS:
THE 2012 AGM IN AUSTRALIA
by Alisdair Aird

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 07:18:34 AM »
Who would have thought Sugar Cane would be mentioned in the MGS Journal?

However, THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN,  number 68,
THE PALM TREE PEST 111, GREECE:
AN INTERVIEW by Cali Doxiadis, lists on page 51`Saccharum officinarum   
as being one of the species vulnerable to the Rhynchophorus ferruggineus.

Saccharum officinarum = Sugar Cane, and in Spanish Cana de Azucar.
This Argentinian stamp dates from 1935.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2016, 11:48:06 AM »
Dendrobium phalaenopsis  = Cooktown Orchid.
This 25c stamp from Australia shows the "Floral Emblem of Queensland "since 1959.

Dendrobiums are mentioned in two articles in The Mediterranean Garden Journal

GARDENING IN POTS IN MELBOURNE, January 2006, number 43, page 25
and
LET THERE BE LIGHT, January 2015, number 79, page 12
Both articles are by Caroline Davies.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 10:49:19 AM »
Cocos nucifera =  Coconut Palm
This 5c postage stamp from Ceylon shows what looks like a beach lined with Coconut Palms and a sailing ship in the sea.

This palm tree is mentioned in three editions of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

In number 29 issued in July 2002 on page 13.
MORE ABOUT THE GARDENS OF POMPEII by Gian Lupo Osti.

In number 68 issued in April 2012  on page 51
THE PALM TREE PEST 111. GREECE:
AN INTERVIEW by Cali Doxiadis.

In number 69 issued in July 2012
THE IDLE THIRD TERRACE:
TROPICAL EXPERIMENTS IN MALLORCA, PART1 by Jaime Ruiz


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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2016, 02:54:54 PM »
Aesculus hippocastanum  = Horse Chestnut

AUTUMN  a U.K. stamp series from 1993.

The 18p stamp depicts the conkers ready to fall.
The photo shows the Horse Chestnut trees inside the modern stadium in Sparta and down the side of the road leading to Ancient Sparta.

The Horse Chestnut tree is mentioned in three copies of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Number 49, July 2007, pages 53 and 54
REPLACING TREES AFTER A FOREST FIRE
By Peter Eaton

Number 62, October 2010, page 4
STREET TREES AND COLOUR
By Caroline Harbouri

Number 82, October 2015, page 62
EPIRUS-MGS TRIP MAY 2015
BY John Joynes
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2016, 05:54:31 AM »
Corylus maxima - Hazel
Nuts and leaves of the filbert
Another autumn stamp from the U.K.

The Hazel tree is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 54, October 2008,page 24.
INVASIVE PLANTS IN CYPRUS
By John Joynes
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2016, 06:35:07 AM »
Pyrus communis  = Pear
Fruit and leaves of the pear
In this case 'Doyenne du Comice'
Another Autumn stamp from the UK.

The Pear tree is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 70, October 2012, page 25.

A CONVERSATION IN THE MOORISH
GARDEN OF CREVILLENTE
By Pedro Jose Moya
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2016, 07:16:26 AM »
Hilary, this is an amazing series - thanks so much!
Alisdair Aird
Gardens in SE England (Sussex); also coastal Southern Greece, and (in a very small way) South West France; MGS member (and former president); vice chairman RHS Lily Group, past chairman Cyclamen Society

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2016, 06:22:28 AM »
Sorbus aucuparia = Rowan
Fruit and leaves of the Mountain Ash.
The photo was taken at Hyde Hall, UK, last year

The Rowan tree is mentioned twice in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN

Number  64, April 2011, page  20.
THE SECRET GARDEN OF THE SOUL
By Ida Tonini

Number 73, July 2013, page 24
AUTUMN IN THE DANDENONG RANGES
By Julia Ann Catton
This reference is to point out that the Australian Mountain Ash Eucalyptus regnans is not anyway related to the European Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2016, 07:48:14 AM »
Rubus fruticosus = Fruit and leaves of the Blackberry, Bramble.
This plant on the 24p stamp will remind all my friends in Tyneside of Blackberry Week and home made Blackberry tarts.
The photo is of my mother, aunt and uncle after a successful blackberrying trip in 1957.

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
There is not a single mention of this common wild plant in any of the journals.
However, as the stamp is one of the AUTUMN series from the UK I have included it here. 
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2016, 03:25:04 PM »
Rhododendron simsii   = Azalea
This Belgian stamp from 1970 shows a bright pink Azalea plant.
Named as AZALEA SIMSII
The stamp was issued to celebrate something called
GENTSE FLORALIEN = FLORALIES GANTOISES
Which apparently means " Flowers and Plants in Dialogue with unique city locations"
The photo is of the usual pot plants on sale at this time of year

After making a 'search' in the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY 's website I came to the conclusion that Rhododendron and Azalea are mentioned too many times in the THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  to be listed here
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2016, 08:48:48 AM »
Acer saccharum
A stamp from Canada featuring the national emblem.

Mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  the Journal of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY
Number 8, Spring 1997, pages 26 and 27.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2016, 12:23:57 PM »
Sorry, I omitted to say in the above post that the article where Acer saccharum is mentioned is
SOME MAPLES [ACER]SUITABLE FOR GARDEN USE IN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES
By Philip McMillan Browse
 
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2016, 10:51:29 AM »
A stamp from Belgium today.
Dated the year 2000.
A red and yellow Tulip.
I am afraid I don't have a photo of this colour tulip to add.

Tulips are mentioned in too many articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN for me to list here.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2016, 06:16:31 AM »
Another red and yellow tulip today, on a stamp from Belgium.
This one dated 2005.
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