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Plants on Christmas Island Postage Stamps

Christmas Island location map

Stamps are listed below by plant species and year of issue.

The 'Previous' and 'Next' buttons at the end of each stamp page move in chronological order of their issue.
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The chronological sequence starts with Cocos nucifera in 19631.
It currently ends with Cocos nucifera in 2014.

Christmas Island map
Area of Christmas Island: 135 square km
Coastline length: 139 km
Highest point: 300 m above sea level

Plants featured on postage stamps

Abutilon listeri 2013
Arenga listeri 1978
Arenga listeri 1991
Asplenium listeri 2008
Asplenium listeri 2012
Asplenium nidus 1989
Asplenium polyodon 1989
Barringtonia racemosa 1986
Barringtonia racemosa 1990
Bolbitis heteroclita 2012
Brachypeza archytas 1977
Brachypeza archytas 1986
Brachypeza archytas 1990
Brachypeza archytas 1994
Bruguiera gymnorhiza 1991
Chaetocalathus semisupinus 2001
Cocos nucifera 1963
Cocos nucifera 2014
Colubrina pedunculata 2013
Corymborkis veratrifolia 1990
Corymborkis veratrifolia 1994
Davallia denticulata 1989
Dendrobium crumenatum 1994
Ficus microcarpa 1991
Flickingeria nativitatis 1994
Haddowia longipes 1984
Hibiscus tiliaceus 1986
Hibiscus tiliaceus 1988
Hoya aldrichii 1986
Hoya aldrichii 1990
Hydropus anthidepas 1984
Indigofera hirsuta 2013
Leucocoprinus fragilissimus 1984
Microporus xanthopus 1984
Phillipsia domingensis 1984
Phlegmariurus phlegmaria 1989
Pteris tripartita 2012
Pycnoporus sanguineus 2001
Quisqualis indica 1990
Syzygium nervosum 1991
Syzygium nervosum 2014
Tectaria devexa 2012
Thelasis capitata 1994
Urena lobata 2013



1.Note that another plant was featured in the 1963 issue, on a 4 cent stamp labelled only with a common name "Moonflower" [image]. The plant depicted is a night-blooming cactus, with the original artwork held in Australia Post's National Philatelic Collection identifying it as Epiphyllum oxypetalum. Other common names for this species include Queen of the Night. As E. oxypetalum is not native to or listed as naturalised on Christmas Island it is not included in the main listing.^ Epiphyllum oxypetalum stamp

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