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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


(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.


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