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Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps

Date of issue: 10 June 2008
Illustrator: Brian Sadgrove
Printer: Energi Print

Part of a series of Australian Territory Anniversary stamps.

Plant: Asplenium listeri


Christmas Island Spleenwort

This fern is endemic to Christmas Island and grows on exposed limestone
rocks and cliffs in a single locality.
The species name honours Joseph Jackson Lister (1857-1927) a Senior Lecturer
in Animal Morphology at St John's College, Cambridge, who visited the Island in 1887.


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