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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: Hoya aldrichii


Christmas Island Waxvine

A tangled low vine or tall climber common in the shrublands of coastal terraces.
It is endemic to Christmas Island.
The specific name honours Captain Aldrich, commander of the survey vessel HMS Egeria,
which visited Christmas Island in 1887.

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