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: Tectaria devexa
On Christmas island this fern grows in shaded positions in the primary rainforest on the plateau, usually in areas of deep soil.
It is a tropical and sub-tropical species distributed from Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Philippines through SE Asia to the Australian mainland,
where it is listed as a threatened species.