Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 1 May 2012
Illustrator: Jenny Philips
Printer: RA Printing
Part of a series of four fern stamps.
Plant: Pteris tripartita
This fern is common on Christmas Island over much of the plateau and upper terraces where it occurs in damp semi-shaded positions,
often along tracks and drill-lines through the primary forest.
A variable Old World species distributed from tropical Africa, Madagascar and SE Asia, Indo-China to Australia and Pacific Islands.