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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: Phlegmariurus phlegmaria

(stamp text uses an older name: Huperzia phlegmaria)


Common Tassel Fern

Usually occurring as an epiphyte in the emerging canopy of tall humid rainforest
trees such as Planchonella nitida and Syzygium nervosum.
It is uncommon and confined to the western and central plateau areas .


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