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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: Bolbitis heteroclita


No common name

This fern is common on Christmas Island forming extensive mats in the rainforest, usually in shaded areas.
It is a tropical and subtropical species distributed in SE Asia from India to southern Japan through Indo-China to the SW Pacific.
It is sometimes grown submerged by aquarium enthusiasts.


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