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: Microporus xanthopus
The scientific name means 'small-pored yellow foot'.
On the underside of the funnel-like caps are tiny pores and the base of the
supporting stem is yellow.
This is a common species of the Old World tropics, from Australia west to Africa.