Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 16 August 1994
Designer: Celia Rosser
Printer: McPherson's Printing Group, Mulgrave
Part of a series of five stamps on indigenous orchids
Plant: Corymborkis veratrifolia
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.