Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 17 June 2014
Design: Sharon Rodziewicz, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Print
Part of a series of four Christmas Island National Parks stamps,
only two of them featuring a specific plant.
Plant: Syzygium nervosum
Gowok (C.I.), Satinash (Aust.)
This is a tree to 40 m tall with a strongly buttressed trunk.
On Christmas Island it forms about 18% of the primary forest canopy and about 30% of emergent species.
It is widely distributed from India, southern China to the Philippines and northern Australia.