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 #915 on: June 23, 2019, 04:54:45 AM »
Cassia macranthera a synonym for Senna macranthera

A stamp issued by Brasil in 1990

This plant ‘originates’ in the north of South America 

Cassia in general is mentioned in several issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
I decided on number  70, October 2012 for you to read
EUCALYPTS DO NOT ‘POISON THE SOIL ‘
By Alan Hawes
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #916 on: June 27, 2019, 06:48:49 AM »
Trollius europaeus, Globe flower.

A stamp issued by Finland in 1992 in a two stamp series named
FIELD FLOWERS

I was surprised to see Trollius europaeus in  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY journal index as this is a plant which lives in damp places, however, it is listed among other plants which could be seen on a trip to the  Picos de Europa, Cantabrica,  Spain in 2001.

I wonder if they saw all the plants listed?
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #917 on: June 28, 2019, 07:45:42 AM »
Musa acuminata, Banana

Issued in a six stamp series by Brasil in 1997.

Looking round the house and not finding anything vaguely like a banana I remembered the coloured sheets from an old NOUVEAU LAROUSSE ILLUSTRE in a box. A scan of the page depicting  FRUITS proved useful and number 45 is named  Banane blanche,46 Banane rouge and 47 Banane de Chine

There are plenty of references to bananas in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, I have chosen number 70, October 2012 for you to read
 THE IDLE THIRD TERRACE:
TROPICAL EXPERIMENTS IN MALLORCA, PART 2
By Jaime Ruiz 
 
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #918 on: July 01, 2019, 07:35:23 AM »
Crataegus monogyna, Common hawthorn

Issued by Romania in 1993 in a series of six stamps named
 MEDICINAL PLANTS.

My friend in Leeds sent me the photo of the tree and blossom.

 Crataegus trees are mentioned in the article by Sally Beale
A VERY MEDITERRANEAN SURPRISE:
SARDINIA
in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 89, July 2017

I also came across Crataegus in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61, July 2010 in SOME TEMPERATE PLANTS FOR A MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN by David Bracey

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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #919 on: July 02, 2019, 07:49:01 AM »
Gentiana   phlogifolia, GHINTURA, Star Gentian   

The accepted name is Gentiana cruciata

Romania issued a set of six stamps in 1993 named MEDICINAL PLANTS

Gentians are mentioned in several issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN usually in connection to the writers’ childhood memories of gardens in cooler climes to the ones we are used to in the Mediterranean.
Gentians and edelweiss are mentioned in issue number 87, January 2017 in the article by Caroline Davies
 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016:
THE ATHENS PROGRAMME
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #920 on: July 04, 2019, 04:56:03 AM »
Campanula latifolia , Giant bellflower

The first of six stamps issued by the USSR in 1988 depicting
DECIDUOUS FOREST FLOWERS

I do love the stamps which show the flower on a white background.

Campanula is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, unfortunately none of them in deciduous forests.

I don't know how many times I have recommended you to read
SOME MEDITERRANEAN GARDENS ON THE BLACK SEA by David J. Bracey but I am doing so again. 
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 76, April 2014
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #921 on: July 05, 2019, 04:55:36 AM »
Psidium guajava, Guava

Singapore issued a four stamp series in 1986 featuring fruit trees

Unfortunately I don't have a photo of this fruit although I am pretty sure I have eaten it
However , JhJ and his wife have a guava tree, which produces fruit,  growing in their garden in Cyprus..
The photo was posted on this Forum a couple of years ago.

If you want more information about guava trees you can find it here
http://www.worldagroforestry.org/treedb/AFTPDFS/Psidium_guajava.PDF

Guava is mentioned several times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, I have chosen number 88, April 2017 for you to read
A VISIT TO SOUTH AFRICA:
PART 1. BOTANICAL GARDENS  by Valerie Whittington
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #922 on: July 05, 2019, 08:52:48 AM »
Hilary, interesting to compare it with the photo John J posted here back in October 2011: http://www.mgsforum.org/smf/index.php?topic=473.msg2721#msg2721
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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 #923 on: July 08, 2019, 06:55:15 AM »
Lilium

 This stamp was issued in 1972 by Sharjah in a six stamp series named FLOWERS

I quote from the  Internet

 
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“Sharjah's name is known by many stamp collectors because of the large numbers of stamps that were issued by the Sharjah Post Office shortly before the formation of the United Arab Emirates, which became part of the class of virtually worthless stamps known to collectors as Dunes. Many of these items feature subjects unrelated to the emirates whose names they bear, and therefore many catalogues do not list them”

The photo is of a florist's Lily

I chose and article from one of the first issues of
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN for you to read
THE GARDEN IN SPRING by Jenny Bussey in number 4, Spring 1996 
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #924 on: July 09, 2019, 08:58:44 AM »
Salvia officinalis, Common sage

There are 9 stamps in this series of LOCAL FLORA issued by Yugoslavia in 1955

The photo was taken in April 2009 outside Sparta near the Menelaion.

I found a reference to Salvia officinalis in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN in number 94, October 2018.
Read
A NATIVE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  by Heidi Gildemeister 




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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #925 on: July 10, 2019, 05:24:37 AM »
Lucanus cervus, Stag Beetle

The Royal Mail issued a 10 stamp series featuring ENDANGERED INSECTS of the UK in 2008
I will be posting a scan of the stamp and a scan of part of the information leaflet from the presentation pack.

The presentation pack was sent to me by my friend Helen in Scotland

Since I don't have photos of insects I won't be adding my photos to these posts
Anyone wanting to add their photos is very welcome

Stag beetles are mentioned in THE STORY OF STORMS RIVER HOMESTEAD,
A WOODLAND GARDEN IN SOUTH AFRICA by Anda Wayland
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 59, January 2010


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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #926 on: July 11, 2019, 07:42:14 AM »
Betula, Birch

Two self-adhesive stamps, both depicting Birch leaves, were issued by Finland in 2011.There is no indication of which Birch tree is depicted.

The photo is of two small baskets made from Birch bark which were given to us by a visitor from Finland many years ago.

To read about silver birch, apple and quince being attacked by Gypsy Moth caterpillars go to THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 72, April 2013 and read
INVASION OF THE GYPSY MOTH by Carole Cross
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #927 on: July 12, 2019, 08:19:14 AM »
Cyphomandra betacea, Tomate arboreo, Tree Tomato

Portugal,   Madeira   brought out a series in 1992 of four stamps 
 FRUTOS  E   PLANTAS SUBTROPICAIS   DA MADEIRA
FRUITS AND PLANTS OF SUBTROPIC REGIONS OF MADEIRA

I don't think I have ever seen a Tree tomato so no photo.

There is some information about the author's experience in trying to grow a tree tomato plant in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 70, October 2012 in
THE IDLE THIRD TERRACE:
TROPICAL EXPERIMENTS IN MALLORCA, PART 2 by Jaime Ruiz
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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: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #928 on: July 14, 2019, 05:27:30 AM »
Aquilegia, Columbine

A stamp issued by Germany in 1963 in a four stamp series designed by Otto Rohse.

The photo was taken in a Friend's garden.

Aquilegia is mentioned in many issues of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Today I am pointing you to number 91, January 2018 to read
MIDURA MAGIC by Trevor Nottle
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #929 on: July 14, 2019, 06:14:13 AM »
Spelling mistake, sorry
MILDURA
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