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 #15 on: October 26, 2016, 06:34:10 PM »
Tulip, purple.
Another stamp from Belgium depicting a tulip.
This one is dated 2006
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2016, 10:20:32 AM »
Tulip, pink.
This time a pink tulip on a stamp from Belgium.
Dated 2009.
The photo is of  municipal planting on the boatfield, Cullercoats, UK.
Taken in 2009
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Hilary

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« Reply #17 on: November 02, 2016, 07:04:01 AM »
Protea.
BELGISCH CONGO BELGE
This 15c stamp from the Belgian Congo is from a series which seems to have been issued in 1952.

Protea is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, too many times to be listed here.

The cover drawing of THE MEDITERRRNAEAN GARDEN, January  2013 number 71, is of Protea cynaroides, the King Protea is by Margaret Johnston.
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Charithea

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #18 on: November 02, 2016, 04:48:39 PM »
Hi Hilary. The protea looks just right to make a small mosaic. I will have go when I get some free time
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2016, 07:22:11 AM »
Littonia
This stamp, from the Belgian Congo, issued probably in 1952, depicts Littonia.

It is mentioned twice in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
The first time in the very first journal Number 1, Summer 1995.
PLANTS THAT STAND ON THEIR HEADS
 By Joanna Millar

The second time in the MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY seed list.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #20 on: November 05, 2016, 07:13:47 AM »
Ipomoea
This 40c stamp from the Belgian Congo, probably issued in 1952, depicts an Ipomoea flower.
The Ipomoea plant is listed too many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  to be listed here
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Alisdair

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #21 on: November 05, 2016, 01:33:26 PM »
It would be interesting to know which Ipomoea that is. It looks a little like the extraordinary South African Ipomoea bolusiana which grows from a fat surface tuber (and does figure on a Botswana stamp).
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 #22 on: November 05, 2016, 02:47:44 PM »
What a super site.
All my flowers on stamps  identification problems  sorted.
Apparently there were 22 stamps in this series. I have seven.
According to the site you found the pink Ipomoea is

Ipomoea filicaulis
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #23 on: November 06, 2016, 09:00:30 AM »
This 1 F stamp from the Belgian Congo depicts Hibiscus rhodanthus according to the super site I was told about yesterday.

The photo is of Hibiscus rosa- sinensis taken in the garden of the Gennadius Library in Athens this summer.

Hibiscus plants are mentioned in many issues of  THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2016, 11:36:00 AM »
Oryza, Rice
This British Guiana stamp  from 1938 shows
PLOUGHING A RICE FIELD

I did not expect to find any references in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN  for rice but in number 82, October 2015, page 27 the rice paddies of Albufeira are mentioned in passing.

VALENCIA - A TOWN OF TREES
By Edith Haeuser


 
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2016, 08:26:49 AM »
Atropa belladonna
This is one of a series of stamps, issued in 1953,  from  Bulgaria.
The CT2 stamp depicts Atropa belladona commonly known as Deadly Nightshade.
Although I didn't find any references in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN. I did find two interesting articles on the website of THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN SOCIETY

The UK Branch of the MGS.
August 2011.
Plants with a Medical Purpose - Royal College of Physicians, London.

The Catalonian Branch of the MGS
May2015.
Excursion to the Montserrat mountain.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #26 on: November 10, 2016, 07:25:13 AM »
Datura stramonium, Thorn Apple.
Another Bulgarian stamp from a 1953 series.
The CT4 stamp depicts Datura starmonium.

The photos were taken here, in Corinth, a few years ago.

References to this plant are found in interesting articles in the following

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 27, January 2002, page 53
THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING,
ATHENS 2001
 By Freda Fox

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
 Number 31, January 2003, page 31
DATURAS AND BRUGMANSIAS
By John Rendall

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN
Number 39, January 2005, page 52.
THOUGHTS INSPIRED BY A MINI
'MEDITERRANEAN' GArden
 By Francois Travers
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #27 on: November 11, 2016, 08:16:55 AM »
Salvia officinalis, Sage.
This CT8 stamp from Bulgaria, issued in 1953, depicts Salvia officinalis.

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

There are too many references to salvia officinalis in THE MEDITERRANEN GARDEN, to be listed here.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #28 on: November 12, 2016, 08:54:54 AM »
Gentiana lutea
A CT2 stamp from Bulgaria, issued in 1960.

This plant is mentioned twice in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN.

Number 59, January 2010, pages 43 and 44.
COLLECTING FROM THE WILD
By Chevrel Traher

Number 20, April 2000, page40.
GREEK PLANTS IN A NOTTINGHAM GARDEN
By Dick Elliott.
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #29 on: November 16, 2016, 11:45:36 AM »
Aquilegia formosa Western Columbine.
This stamp from Canada, which was issued in 1977, depicts Aquilegia formosa

The plant is mentioned in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN, number 6, Autumn 1996, page 35.
OAKS IN A CALIFORNIA GARDEN
By Katherine Greenberg
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