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 #1485 on: August 17, 2022, 07:31:06 AM »
Dracaena draco, DRAGONíS BLOOD TREE

Looking for something else entirely I came across this article by D.E. Symon in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 21, July 2000

Since I have a stamp depicting this tree, I thought I would recycle the stamp and the blurb I wrote the last time I posted a scan of the stamp


Dracaena Draco, Canary islandsí dragon tree, DRAGO
Spain issued a 5-stamp series in 1973 depicting plants found on Madeira.
The article I am recommending for the first stamp in this series is in
 THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 53, July 2008.
MADEIRA: THE FLOATING GARDEN
By Stella Harding and Megan Toms
You can see photographs here

http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/53-madeira.html

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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 #1486 on: August 18, 2022, 09:38:51 AM »
Bauhinia variegata

Chunghwa Post previously issued three sets of definitive stamps on flowers on March 12 and October 14, 2009 and January 20, 2010, respectively. Now it is following up with a fourth set, featuring Bauhinia variegata, Euphorbia milii, Brunfelsia hopeana, and Plumeria rubra. The designs follow:
 
1.        Bauhinia variegata. (NT$0.50)
This deciduous tree of the pea family (Fabaceae) is commonly known as the orchid tree, butterfly tree, or camelís foot. Its leaves are either round or shaped like a wide heart with a cleft on both base and apex, so that they resemble the hoof of a goat. Its inflorescences, which are axillary, each have five pale pink petals, one with red purple veins. This sun-loving tree is a great ornamental and street tree.

The photo was taken in Madrid in 2028 when we visited a greenhouse

Bauhinia is mentioned many times in THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN I chose to read
MID-SUMMER by Megan Bozkurt THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 66, October 2011
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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 #1487 on: August 19, 2022, 05:02:57 AM »
Hyacinth, Jacinto
The self-adhesive stamp was issued by Spain in 2007

Pink Hyacinths are mentioned in
THE LOST WORLD OF THE VILLA  LOU SUEIL
By Kathryn Bradley-Hole 

THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN number 42 , October 2005

See THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN website for photographs relating to the article
http://www.mediterraneangardensocietyarchive.org/42-lou-seuil.html
MGS member
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