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 #1635 on: March 22, 2024, 06:05:15 AM »
Nymphaea capensis
A stamp issued by Benin in 1995
And a photo of a Water lily snapped in Malta in 2007
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No garden but two balconies, one facing south and the other north.
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Hilary

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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1636 on: March 23, 2024, 07:07:14 AM »
Ophrys scolopax ssp. cornuta
A stamp issued by Hungary in 1987

This orchid is mentioned in
 HUNTING FOR WILD FLOWERS IN SOUTH-WEST TURKEY
By Fleur Pavlidis

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 61 July 2010


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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1637 on: March 24, 2024, 06:53:17 AM »
A stamp, 50 GR,  issued by Poland in 1974
In a series named FLOWERS
 To celebrate
THE INTERNATIONAL PHILATELIC EXHIBITION SOCPHILEX IV
In Katowice
Designed by H. Matuszewska
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1638 on: March 25, 2024, 06:48:03 AM »
Cylindropuntia fulgida
A stamp issued by Poland in 1981

Cylindropuntias are mentioned in the SUNDRIES  section CATALONIA BRANCH
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 36 April 2004
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1639 on: March 26, 2024, 07:08:41 AM »
Allamanda cathartica, Golden Trumpet

A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1994

I have only seen this plant once, in the Botanical Garden at Lucca.

However, I have stamps featuring the same plant from Cuba and Singapore.

Allamanda cathartica is mentioned in
SOME CLIMBING PLANTS FOR THE MIDI, FRANCE
By Members of the Languedoc Branch
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 56 April 2009
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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 #1640 on: March 27, 2024, 06:36:37 AM »
EpIphyllopsis gaertneri
A stamp issued by Poland in 1981
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1641 on: March 28, 2024, 07:29:12 AM »
Dicendra spectabilis

A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1994 in a series named
TROPICAL FLOWERS

The only photos I have of this plant are of the white version snapped in the Royal Botanic Garden Madrid   in 2018
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1642 on: March 29, 2024, 06:34:44 AM »
Cylindropuntia leptocaulis
A stamp issued by Poland in 1981

Cylindropuntias are mentioned in the SUNDRIES section CATALONIA BRANCH
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN NUMBER 36 April 2004

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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 #1643 on: March 30, 2024, 07:10:30 AM »
Clematis tangutica
 A stamp issued by Poland in 1984

This plant is mentioned in TWO GARDENS by Carole Cross
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 78 October 2014
Photographs illustrating this article can be found here.

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/78-twogardens.html
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Re: Plants of the world on postage stamps
« Reply #1644 on: March 31, 2024, 07:06:15 AM »
Thunbergia alata

A stamp issued by Tanzania in 1994 in a series named
 TROPICAL FLOWERS

Read THUNBERGIA ALATA by Peter Dinning in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 90 October 2017
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