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Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps

Date of issue: 16 August 1989
Designer: Kerrie Rockett, Monbulk
Printer: Walsall Security Printers Ltd

Part of a series of four stamps on indigenous ferns and fern-like plants

Plant: Davallia denticulata


Rabbit's-foot Fern

A common fern on old mined areas with limestone pinnacles and poor, thin soil
and occasionally on exposed limestone cliffs.
The common name refers to its creeping rhizomes covered in thick dense scales
which can sometimes look like the foot of a rabbit.
It occurs from Taiwan to the Philippines and into Queensland.


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