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 .