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.