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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: Tectaria devexa


Cave Fern

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.

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