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 #1095 on: July 29, 2020, 05:27:45 AM »
Monticola solitarius, IL-MERILL, Blue rock thrush, Γαλαζοκότσυφας

Malta issued this stamp in 1971 in a series named FLORA AND FAUNA.
There are four stamps in this series two depicting this bird and two depicting a plant, Centaurea spathulata, which I donít have.

There are only a couple of articles in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN about Malta. I have chosen number 91 for you to read
MELITENSE-
THE MALTESE QUARRY GARDEN FOR
M&G CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW 2017
By James and Helen Basson

You can read the article and see photographs here
 http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/91-basson.html
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1096 on: August 04, 2020, 04:26:17 AM »
Rhus lancea, ambiguous synonym for Searsia lancea, Karee

A stamp issued by South Africa in 1998 in a four-stamp series named
INDIGENOUS TREES OF SOUTH AFRICA

This tree is mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but on checking I found that most of the articles, where Rhus lancea turns up, are about Sparoza and the same tree
I chose this article for you to read
SOME TREES AT SPAROZA by Caroline Harbouri
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 64, April 2011

Luckily there are photos of the trees to illustrate the article and Rhus lancea is one of them
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/64-trees.html

More photographs and information about this plant can be found here
http://pza.sanbi.org/search?s=rhus+lancea

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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1097 on: August 05, 2020, 04:58:36 AM »
Forestry

A stamp issued by the Republic of China, Taiwan in 1960 in a three-stamp series.
The series was to commemorate the 5th World Forestry Congress, Seattle

I am including three photos taken in or near the area which has just recently suffered a catastrophic fire, Pine forests and olive groves were destroyed.  However, thanks to the efforts of the Hellenic Fire Service and volunteers the fire was eventually extinguished much to the relief of us all as the damage could have been much more widespread.

The first photo is of the Donkey mountains, Όνεια Όρη, to the south of Xylokeriza. The highest peak of this nine-kilometer-long range being 581 m.

The second photo is of tall pine trees near the village of Chiliomodi and the last photo of a field and pine trees near the village of Galataki.

All three places featured in the information bulletins about the fire

It seems the fire started on the north side of the mountain range, climbed up and over the top before descending to the south side.

There is an article in the latest THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 101, July 2020 about how to prepare houses and gardens against possible fires.
MANAGING BUSHFIRE RISK IN GARDENS IN MEDITERRANEAN-CLIMATE REGIONS: PART1 by Trevor Nottle   
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1098 on: August 07, 2020, 05:07:11 AM »
Myristica fragrans, Nutmeg

A stamp issued by Saint Vincent in 1985 in a series named HERBS AND SPICES

The photo is of the nutmegs which grace my spice rack

And, since there is a nursery rhyme about a nutmeg, I am posting a scan of it too

Evidence that nutmeg trees once grew on Crete thousands of years ago is mentioned in
THE HISTORY OF CRETAN LANDSCAPES AND THEIR SPECIAL PLANTS by Oliver Rackham in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 63, January 2011
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1099 on: August 14, 2020, 05:15:22 AM »
Camellia sinensis, Tea

Papua and New Guinea issued a four-stamp series in 1967
Two of the stamps feature plants and two a Hydro- electric scheme

There are several Nursery Rhymes centered around  tea. You can all remember and sing this one.

In FLOWERS IN THE KITCHEN, by Virginia Scaretti
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 49, July 2007,
there Is a sentence or two about a tea plantation near Lucca, Italy
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1100 on: August 19, 2020, 04:40:54 AM »
Althea pallida, Alcea pallida, Hollyhock

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

Hollyhocks are mentioned in general in
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 27, January 2002
In DESIGNING A WOODLAND GARDEN IN TURKEY
By Chevrel Traher

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1101 on: August 20, 2020, 11:17:06 AM »
Centaurea mollis a synonym for Centaurea jacea

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

Centaurea are mentioned in general in
A GARDEN FOR UMBELLIFERAE
 By Eliano Pallaro
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 6, Autumn 1996

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1102 on: September 07, 2020, 02:51:01 PM »
Iris hungarica, Steppe Iris

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

Irises in general are mentioned in
THE TOS AND FROS OF GARDENING by Caroline Davies
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 88, April 2017
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1103 on: September 10, 2020, 05:53:23 AM »
Clerodendron laciniatum, Glory Bower

Mauritius issued a four-stamp series in 1994 named PLANTS

A Clerodendron in flower is mentioned in
GARDENS OF THE TYRRHENIAN SEA:
A TOUR PRECEDING THE 2015 AGM
By David Parker
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 84, April 2016
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1104 on: September 11, 2020, 07:07:14 AM »
Fuchsia PINK CLOUD

The Isle of Man issued a six-stamp series in 1988 to celebrate the
50th Anniversary of the Fuchsia Association

Fuchsia is mentioned in
A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN IN CORFU by Cali Doxiadis
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 98 October 2019

There are photos of this garden if you follow this link
http://www.mediterraneangardensociety.org/98-doxiades.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1105 on: September 17, 2020, 05:39:42 AM »
Rosa Agrippina

Bermuda issued this stamp in a five-stamp series named
OLD GARDEN ROSES in 1989

Roses are mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I thought I would start with the latest journal, number 101, July 2020 and read
WRITER AND GARDEN DESIGNER:
EDITH WHARTON
By Kate Marcelin- Rice

I donít have a photo of this particular rose but here are a couple of photos of roses we saw, early in the morning on our way back from the beach, a couple of days ago.
The flowers  were already beginning to wilt in the heat
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1106 on: September 18, 2020, 05:16:15 AM »
Sesamum indicum, Sesame, Σουσάμι

North Korea issued a four-stamp series in 1974 named
OIL PRODUCING PLANTS 

The photo is of typical Greek Koulouria

Sorry there is no reference to Sesamum indicum in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN but since the other three stamps  in the series are mentioned I thought to post this
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1107 on: September 20, 2020, 06:55:16 AM »
Artemisia afra

A stamp issued by Transkei in 1977 in a four-stamp series named
 MEDICINAL PLANTS

I was surprised to find that Artemisia afra is mentioned in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number one, Summer 1995 in
PLANTS THAT STAND ON THEIR HEADS by Joanna Millar.
The piece regarding Artemisia afra is as follows
ďArtemisia afra is delightful and can, by careful pruning, be kept in a neat grey-green mound- very attractive and it smells nice too,Ē


IN THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 30, October 2002 there is an article entitled
ARTEMISIA, SAGEBUSH, OR WORMWOOD by Jock Anderson
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1108 on: September 27, 2020, 07:38:59 AM »
Primula minima
Romania issued a series of 9 stamps in 1961 to commemorate the
100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN, BUCHAREST


Primula minima  seems to be an alpine flower so it doesnít appear in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
However, I thought you might like to read
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016:
THE ATHENS PROGRAMME
By Caroline Davies
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 87, January 2017
And see some of the photos taken at that event here
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/87-agm.html
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1109 on: October 04, 2020, 06:00:23 AM »
Clerodendrum myricoides a synonym for Rotheca myricoides, Butterfly bush

A stamp issued by Uganda in 1969 in a six-stamp series named FLOWERS 

This plant is mentioned in AGM 2018 - THE PRE-AGM TOUR TO MALLORCA
By John Joynes
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 95, January 2019
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Living in Korinthos, Greece.
No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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