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 #90 on: February 07, 2017, 07:11:54 PM »
Olea europaea, Olive tree
This stamp from the 1950 series, ITALY AT WORK, depicts the olive harvest with a background of the Temple of Hera at Metaponto.
LE OLIVE { BASILICATA}, THE OLIVES

the photo of the olive grove was taken at the AlsoS Goudes , Sparta.
The unripe olives were snapped at Xylokeriza, near Corinth.

There are many articles about olives in both  the MGS website and in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
I have chosen ORGANIC OLIVES by Chevrel Traher in issue number 47, January 2007.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #91 on: February 08, 2017, 08:38:18 AM »
FESTA DEGLI ALBERI - FESTIVAL OF TREES
This Italian stamp was issued in 1951 and depicts a reforestation campaign.

Quote
Albero secolare fra due sfondi ispirati al rimboschimento
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very roughly translated I take  to mean
 An ancient tree between two reforested areas which are in the background.

The leaves of the tree remind me of an oak tree so I chose Quercus frainetto , Italian oak to illustrate this post.
The photo was taken by my son M who visited, together with his family, the Foloi oak forest, Δρυοδάσος Φολόης  in  spring last year.

Reforestation is mentioned a few times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.  Today I chose 
 TROODOS BOTANICAL GARDEN  'A.G. LEVENTIS' By John Joynes in issue number 75, January 2014.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2017, 05:47:55 PM »
Chrysanthemum
I felt like posting a stamp from a more exotic country  today.
These two stamps were issued by Japan
The first with the Chrysanthemum Flower Seal, at the top,  in 1947
The second without the Chrysanthemum from 1947-49
Both stamps depict flowers, leaves and birds.

The photo was taken of a Chrysanthemum from a pot, one of those bought plants which never last after the end of the season.

There are many references to wild Chrysanthemum in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, however,  I did find one to cultivated plants[ probably] in issue number 60, April 2010.
THE JEKELL SISTERS AND THE EDEN GARDEN  by Ida Tonini
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2017, 08:36:12 AM »
Palm trees
This Japanese stamp was issued between 1942 - 1945.
It depicts some Palm trees with a background of a large area of the West Pacific Ocean.

Searching for  information about Palm trees in Japan, I came across this  interesting article

http://www.trebrown.com/articles/blog/the-native-palms-of-the-ryukyu-islands-of-japan/

Three of the Palm trees which grow on these islands are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 32, April 2003

PALMS SUITABLE FOR MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATES ROUNDTHE WORLD by Richard Dight
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #94 on: February 11, 2017, 09:04:31 AM »
Protea roupelliae- Hamilton's Silver Sugarbush
Another stamp from the South African 1977 series FLORA, PROTEA PLANTS.

This plant is on the Red List, endangered species,  of South African plants 
http://redlist.sanbi.org/species.php?species=799-122

Another reference to Protea is in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 27, January, 2002.
A WATERWISE GARDEN AT KIRSTENBOSCH  by Liesl van der Walt
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2017, 08:59:33 AM »
Cicada.
A stamp issued by Japan in 1977.
And a poem written by Matsuo Basho who lived in the 1600s

A CICADA SHELL
 A cicada shell,
 it sang itself
    utterly away.


As you can imagine, there are many references to the sound of the cicadas as people walk through their gardens in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
I have chosen
 A WALK ON MONT SAINT CYR:
A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN IN THE MAKING? by Francois Travert , in issue number 74, October 2013.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #96 on: February 14, 2017, 08:21:17 AM »
Camellia japonica
This stamp was issued by Japan  in a series named FLOWERS in 1980-81.

Of the two photos I am posting one is from  Madrid and the other from San Sebastian, on the Bay of Biscay.

In issue number 22, October 2000 of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN there is an article by Virginia Scaretti
CAMELLIAS GALORE IN LAZIO
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #97 on: February 14, 2017, 09:03:16 AM »
Hilary, I thought you might like this picture of an enormous camellia in full flower in freezing temperatures at Glendurgan Garden in Cornwall, taken four days ago (Helena and I were taking Maria Sansoni, head of the German-speaking MGS branch, round some West Country gardens - extraordinarily chilly!)
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2017, 09:38:14 AM »
Triticum - Wheat
This stamp was issued by Bahawalpur in 1949 to celebrate
the 25th anniversary of the reign of Sadeq Mohammad Khan V.

Looking for a photo of wheat I remembered that we had a corn dolly in a cupboard.
There used to be a woman selling these corn dollies at the bridge over the Corinth Canal.
I wonder if she is still there?

Wheat is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN mostly in connection with times past
I chose issue number 9, Summer 1997.
THE MEDITERRANEAN FLORA AND ITS GARDEN USE:
THE FLOWERING PARADISE THE TOURIST SEEKS
by Heidi Gildemeister
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #99 on: February 16, 2017, 08:22:17 AM »
Adenium somalense synonym Adenium obesum
Desert Rose
Somalia issued this stamp in 1956-59 in a series  named FLORA.
This plant grows in the wild in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

I was so sure that this plant would not be mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN that I did not do my homework. How wrong could I be? It is mentioned at least twice. Read
REPORT FROM VIETNAM :NOT AT ALL MEDITERRANEAN by Michael Turner in issue number 50, October 2007.
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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

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2017, 11:49:26 AM »
Prunus serrulata - Japanese Cherry
Japan issued this stamp in 1961 in a series FLORA, FAUNA AND LOCAL   MOTIFS.
The name of the tree was not given but I looked up Japanese cherry and this is what came up.

The photo was taken in April 2015 in Paris.

Japanese cherries are mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  in issue number  84, April  2016.
HISTORIC GARDENS OF LAZIO- POST-AGM EXCURSION by Katherine Greenberg.

The article is also on the MGS website with photographs by David Parker
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2017, 11:50:52 AM »
Wow it went !
I re-sized the photos to well below the 130 you recommended
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #102 on: February 21, 2017, 01:46:40 PM »
... and they've come out very clear, even at that size. But now that the fault has been fixed, you can safely use the 250kb limit again.
Alisdair Aird
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #103 on: February 22, 2017, 07:37:45 AM »
Crinum scabrum
Another stamp issued by Somalia in 1956-59 in the series FLORA

Crinum are mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.
 I chose this article to read A VISIT TO MALLORCA, JUNE 2001 by Freda Cox
In issue number 26, October 2001.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #104 on: February 23, 2017, 07:31:12 AM »
Gagea reticulata
Kuwait issued a series of stamps in 1983 named DESERT FLOWERS AND PLANTS.
Although there is no information given as to which flowers the stamps portray I have decided that this one is Gagea reticulata,  which grows in the desert.

The photo is of Gagea fibrosa  snapped in the pine woods near here and identified for me by this Forum.

Gagea reticulata is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 65, July, 2011 in the article written by David Wheeler COLOURS AND CONTRASTS IN ISRAEL
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