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Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps

Date of issue:3 October 1990
Designer: Ray Honisett
Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Part of a series of four stamps on indigenous flowers.

Plant: Corymborkis veratrifolia

(Note that the genus name is mis-spelt on the stamp)


White Cinnamon Orchid

This orchid is fairly common on the central plateau and higher terraces, usually above
150 m altitude in shaded forest undergrowth.
It is a terrestrial herb forming spreading clumps.
It occurs from India and Japan through S.E. Asia to Australia and Polynesia.


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