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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


Giant Brake

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.


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