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Banksia speciosa stamp painted by Celia Rosser

Date of issue: 20 February 2018
Designer: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Printing

This is one of a series of four Banksia stamps based on the paintings of Celia Rosser.

Plant: Banksia speciosa


Common-name: Showy Banksia

Named from the Latin 'speciosus' meaning 'showy'.
It is a much-branched shrub to 8 m without a lignotuber. In cultivation it is a large, showy,
fast-growing shrub with cream to pale yellow flowers. It grows well in deep sandy soil or
heavier soil if well drained..
Distribution: Western Australia, along south coast from East Mt Barren to Israelite Bay..


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