Plants of the world on postage stamps

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1065 on: June 03, 2020, 06:24:12 AM »
Saturnia pavonia, EMPEROR MOTH

A stamp issued by Guernsey in 1997 in a four-stamp series

Moths in general are mentioned in
GOING NATIVE : GARDEN DESIGN FOR WILDLIFE
By Melissa Hamilton
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 85, July 2016
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1066 on: June 07, 2020, 06:10:07 AM »
MORRIS & Co
A set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail on May 5th 2011

This stamp depicts a tile, designed by Kate Faulkner in 1877, which is named
PEONY 
The tile can be seen in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

The photo is of one of those silk flowers which were so popular a few years ago

In April 2018 when we were in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid, we saw this young plant of Paeonia and its notice Paeonia Hillary.

I would just like to point out that the Christian name/ first name is usually  is spelt with one L and comes from the Greek ίλαρος meaning “cheerful, merry” which I always try to be
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1067 on: June 12, 2020, 08:24:40 AM »
Humulus lupulus, Hops

A stamp issued by Hungary in 1961 in a 8 stamp series named MEDICINAL PLANTS.

The photo is of a small plate depicting hops which comes out when I decorate a small table with green things

Hops are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 56, April 2009
 In SOME CLIMBING PLANTS FOR THE MIDI, FRANCE
By Members of the Languedoc Branch

Since I have the book STEARN’S Dictionary of Plant Names for Gardeners I decided to look up the name of this plant
I quote
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Humulus, Medieval name apparently Latinized from a Low German or Slav name of the hop”
lupulus, meaning a small wolf, an allusion to the plant's habit of smothering the trees over which it grows “
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1068 on: June 14, 2020, 07:27:58 AM »
 MORRIS & Co
A set of stamps issued by the Royal Mail on May 5th 2011
This stamp depicts a decorative panel, designed by Philip Webb in 1867, which is named
 CHERRIES 
The panel can be seen in The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

We didn't find any cherries with the leaves still attached for the photo but here are some ready to eat

Cherries are mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
. Today I chose number 48, April 2007 for you to read
WATER FLOWING THROUGH TIME by Michelle Thomasson
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1069 on: June 18, 2020, 07:05:41 AM »
Nymphaea alba, Seerose, Water lily

A stamp issued by Germany in 2017 in a two-stamp series

Water lilies are mentioned in
LOOKING FOR THE NATIVES:
A TREASURE HUNT IN LOS ANGELES
by Ann Semaan Beisch
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 87, January 2017
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1070 on: June 19, 2020, 08:19:03 AM »
Artocarpus altilis. Breadfruit

A stamp issued by the Pitcairn Islands in 1969
There are 13 stamps in the series named
VIEWS OF PITCAIN AND ITEMS OF H.M.S. “BOUNTY”

The breadfruit tree is mentioned in a book review written by Joanna Millar in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 69, July 2012
The title of the book reviewed is
The Brother Gardeners:
Botany, Empire and the Birth of an Obsession
By Andrea Wulf
 
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« Reply #1071 on: June 19, 2020, 10:18:01 AM »
Thanks Hilary. The extensive knowledge that you either have or are acquiring re contents of the MGS journal means that, should MGS ever decide to have a "Chief Librarian", you've got the job! :)
I have a small garden in Rome, Italy. Some open soil, some concrete, some paved. Temperatures in winter occasionally down to 0°C. Summer temperatures up to 40°C in the shade. There are never watering restrictions but, of course, there is little natural water for much of June, July and August.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1072 on: June 19, 2020, 10:40:35 AM »
Thanks
However, all praise should go to the compiler of the journal index, Caroline Harbouri
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1073 on: June 21, 2020, 06:11:07 AM »
Boletus satanas, Devil's bolete

This stamp was issued by The Royal Mail  in a six-stamp series in 1998 named ENDANGERED SPECIES

Although Boletus satanas is not mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I found the article by John Rendall
NATIVES AND CULTIVARS interesting.as it mentions edible mushrooms, which this is not
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 65, July 2011

There are some photographs of wild flowers here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/65-natives.html

Boletus satanas underwent a name change a few years ago and is now known as Rubroboletus satanas
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1074 on: June 25, 2020, 07:53:48 AM »
Ilex aquifolium, Holly

A stamp issued by Liechtenstein in 1958 in a three-stamp series
STECHLAUB AM SCHELLENBERG
Holly at Schellenberg
Schellenberg, a municipality in the lowland area of Liechtenstein on the banks of the Rhine

Ilex aquifolium is mentioned in
A GARDEN BY LAKE COMO by Marlies Petersen
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89 July 2017

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1075 on: June 25, 2020, 12:35:01 PM »
to see photos of the GARDEN BY LAKE COMO go here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/89-como.html
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1076 on: June 26, 2020, 05:22:46 AM »
Kitaibelia vitifolia, Russian Hibiscus

In 1967 Hungary issued a seven-stamp series to commemorate   the 150th Anniversary of the Death of Pal Kitaibel, 3rd February 1757- 13th December 1817

I haven't been able to find an article mentioning this Russian hibiscus, Russian ivy, Russian sage and Russian vine but no Russian hibiscus. However, all is not lost, there are seeds on offer from France and the USA in the seed list
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1077 on: June 28, 2020, 05:59:16 AM »
Cypripedium calceolus, Lady’s slipper orchid

This stamp was issued by The Royal Mail of the UK in a six-stamp series in 1998 named ENDANGERED SPECIES
Lady’s slipper orchid is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 73, July 2013 in a letter by Dimitri Manthos
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1078 on: June 28, 2020, 07:29:06 AM »
Hilary, although we don't grow this plant I feel a certain affinity towards it. As you probably know this is the type species of the Cypripedium genus and is, as you say, known as Lady's slipper orchid, the Lady in question being Aphrodite. Born of the foam off Paphos she is often referred to in Greek Mythology as the Cyprian. Hence Kypris pedion, the foot of the Cyprian. To top it off calceolus is Latin for a small shoe. A rather pidgin mix of languages that tends to be employed by those naming plants, some of whom must have had quite a vivid imagination.
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)

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1079 on: June 28, 2020, 08:08:54 AM »
Interesting
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