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Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps

Date of issue: 1 May 2012
Illustrator: Jenny Philips
Printer: RA Printing

Part of a series of four fern 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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