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Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps

Date of issue: 30 April 1984
Designer: Ian Loe
Printer: Format International

Part of a series of five fungi stamps

Fungus: Leucocoprinus fragilissimus



These mushrooms are very delicate and the stems break very easily,
so 'fragilissimus' (Latin for 'very fragile') is appropriate for the name.
The species is widespread, both in the tropics and the north and
south temperate regions.


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