Carnivorous plants on stamps
Posted 04 June 2011 - 12:20 PM
Archaeamphora longicervia is an extinct species of pitcher plant bearing close affinities to extant members of the family Sarraceniaceae. Fossil material assigned to this taxon originates from the Yixian Formation of northeastern China, dated to the Early Cretaceous (around 146 to 100 million years ago).
Archaeamphora longicervia is the earliest known carnivorous plant and represents the only fossil record of pitcher plants (with the possible exception of some palynomorphs of uncertain nepenthacean affinity). Furthermore, the monotypic Archaeamphora is one of the three oldest known genera of angiosperms (flowering plants). Li (2005) notes that "the existence of a so highly derived Angiosperm in the Early Cretaceous suggests that Angiosperms should have originated much earlier, maybe back to 280 mya as the molecular clock studies suggested".
The area inhabited by A. longicervia is thought to have experienced significant climatic fluctuations during the Early Cretaceous, ranging from arid or semi-arid to more humid conditions. The substrate in the region was mostly composed of lacustrine sediments and volcanic rocks.
Posted 05 June 2011 - 12:07 PM
I have the USA block from 2001 but I can feel a new hobby coming on - although I won't be collecting as many as you !! Just a few more will be nice to have.
Thanks very much for your time and effort in showing them to us... well done.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 23:29 PM
A French postal service issued in 2010 a stamp booklet which is dedicated to the National Parks in Normandy. Including a stamp with the motive of a leaf from a round-leaved sundew "Drosera rotundifolia" can be found.
Posted 17 June 2011 - 16:59 PM
On 10 April 1987, Austria issued a series of postcards with various floral designs. Here also the motive of the round-leaved sundew "Drosera rotundifolia".
Edited by Braunbear, 17 June 2011 - 16:59 PM.
Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:30 AM
In 2006 there was issued a series of stamps with different sundew motives. Specifically, these are "Drosera coccicaulis", "Drosera sp. Floating," "Drosera afra", "Drosera graomogolensis" and "Drosera nitudila".
As an image attachment I have a complete vertical row of the stamp sheet.
Posted 02 July 2011 - 11:25 AM
In the year 2010 issued the local Post Administration a block with four stamps stamp which is dedicated to the various regions of the butterflies from the Indian Ocean. In addition to the butterfly motives there are various plants from this region represented . On the bottom left stamp, there could be the most widely tropical pitcher plant "Nepenthes mirabilis" (?). If I am wrong with this plant name, please tell me the right nepenthes species name.
Edited by Braunbear, 02 July 2011 - 11:28 AM.
Posted 09 July 2011 - 11:02 AM
Under the theme "Magic Plant World" Austria issued 2011 stamps over the "Custom Stamp" with various carnivorous plants. These stamps have mostly a very small print run.
These are the following values and plants:
55 cent - Sundew: Drosera aliciae
55 cent - Pitcher plant: Sarracenia leucophylla
65 cent - Tropical Pitcher Plant: Nepenthes merilliana
Posted 16 July 2011 - 10:04 AM
The first stamp value in this series has the motive of the round-leaved sundew "Drosera rotundifolia". The image of the sundew is tilted slightly to one side so that it gives the appearance that the leaves are narrower than they actually are. For the nominal values used Slovenia letters instead of numbers. A = 0.27 €, B = 0.31 €, C = 0.40 €
There were printed 100,000 copies of these sets.
Posted 23 July 2011 - 12:54 PM
On 03.07.2011 issued the local the stamp club "Meininger Briefmarkensammlerverein e.V." in Meiningen/Germany under the event "nature day 2011" a special cancellation for the UNESCO biosphere reserve in Rhön. As cancellation motive, a the leaf of round-leaved sundew "Drosera rotundifolia" was used.
Edited by Braunbear, 23 July 2011 - 13:29 PM.
Posted 30 July 2011 - 08:33 AM
From my theme collection "Carnivorous Plants" I would like to show postcards, which have various carnivorous plant motives.
The first postcard is from the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg and represents (left), the pitcher plant Nepenthes rafflesiana and (right) Nepenthes x mastersiana, which is a hybrid of the tropical pitcher plants N. sanguinea and N. khasiana.
The second postcard shows the reserve-garden at Schönbrunn with an inside view of the greenhouse and various species of pitcher plants (Sarracenia).
Both postcards doesn't have a date, but it seems they are old.
Posted 13 August 2011 - 13:22 PM
The stamp with the value of R5 shows a young pitcher of the tropical pitcher plant "Nepenthes pervillei."
Posted 26 September 2011 - 21:35 PM
One 1997 Malayisian sheet. In the 50 sen stamp It have included the Malaysia 1996 wildlife issue. So this sheet have a stamps that depict another stamp that depict a Nepenthes, funny, eh? ;)
"1997 marks three notable events in the history of Philately in Malaysia. Firstly, it is the 130th Anniversary of the first stamps (1867-1997), then the 50th Anniversary of the Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM) (1947-1997), the national organization in Malaysia and finally 50 Years of Organized Philately in the country. To commemorate these events Pos Malaysia, the Philatelic Society of Malaysia and the Department of Museums & Antiquity are organizing a National Philatelic Exhibition (MALPEX’97) which is fully sponsored by Pos Malaysia.
The 50sen stamp features the ‘Wildlife’ sheetlet issued of the first National Stamp Week’96."
Here, the detail of one FDC of this issue showing the sheet.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 16:56 PM
Braunbear, may I add one more different stamp?
thank you for your stamp presentation. I already have got this stamp sheet for a while. I have forgot to show it here. Your stamp information is really useful. :) Thank you.
Today I want to show the official First Day Cover of the first japanese carnivorous plant stamp with the butterword "Pinguicula ramosa". information about this stamp
Posted 14 January 2012 - 14:27 PM
Posted 17 January 2012 - 21:33 PM
Issue reason: New Year 2010 "flowers"
Date of issue: 15 November 2009
Value: 3 baht
Images: stamp sheet of the "Drosera peltata"; block with all stamps.
Posted 17 January 2012 - 21:37 PM
Posted 03 March 2012 - 12:29 PM
In 2011 there was issued a stamp sheet with the topic "Natural disasters and flora in danger". This sheet shows next to a hurricane, flood, volcanic eruption, a pitcher plant, the "Sarracenia alata". However, it is native to the United States of America. Inside the perforated stamp, in the U.S. native, there is imaged a Venus Flytrap "Dionaea muscipula". In addition, a bush fire, which happens very often in natural areas and endangered the natural plant communities.
For more details, such as the exact issue date, are not yet known.
Edited by Braunbear, 03 March 2012 - 12:31 PM.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 14:25 PM
The Philippine postal administration issued in early 2013 a stamp sheet of 16 pieces with four different local Nepenthes:
Nepenthes attenboroughii - named after the famous British naturalist Sir David Attenborough
The second edition, there was a small block of 4 stamps. The special feature of this block is the missing perforation. Whether intended or not, the perforation is only printed in black.
This has the following motives:
-in addition: Nepenthes merrilliana
The images of the two sheets with First Day Cover:
Edited by Braunbear, 11 May 2013 - 14:30 PM.
Posted 11 May 2013 - 19:20 PM
Posted 19 May 2013 - 09:55 AM
One of the rare stamp sheets.