Carnivorous plants on stamps
Posted 15 April 2011 - 14:07 PM
On this, on 2 October 2000, issued postage stamp, there are three high-pitchers of the pitcher plant "Nepenthes rafflesiana". This stamp is part of a series with three stamps which present the flora of Brunei.
Posted 17 April 2011 - 16:05 PM
- Venus-Flytrap (Dionaea muscipula)
- Yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava)
- Cobraplant (Darlingtonia californica)
- Sundew (Drosera anglica)
The designs were created by photographer Steve Buchanan and printed by the printing company Avery Dennison.
Edited by Braunbear, 17 April 2011 - 16:09 PM.
Posted 19 April 2011 - 14:17 PM
Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:47 AM
The pitcher plants Sarracenia flava (at center) and Sarracenia minor (at the lower left side).
Issue reason: "Nature of America"
Issue date: 26 April 2002
Value: 34 cents
The Block was designed by Ethel Kessler. She is an award-winning artist and stamp designer. Behind this link you can find out more about her: Ethel Kessler.
The block was printing by the "American Packaging Corp. for Sennett Security Products." It was printed here in 9 blocks of 10 stamps. (90 stamps are reguired for a complete printing sheet.)
Posted 23 April 2011 - 09:34 AM
On the stamps itself you can't even find a carnivorous plant. But clearly in the lower right corner a Nepenthes pitcher plant is shown.
Posted 25 April 2011 - 09:46 AM
Issue reason: Day of the Year 2005
Issue date: 15 November 2004
Value: 3 Baht
Posted 27 April 2011 - 08:09 AM
Posted 01 May 2011 - 11:14 AM
I hope you can recognize these relief areas in the image.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 20:19 PM
But among the four plants, only the pitcher plant "Nepenthes mirabilis" and the sundew "Drosera burmannii" are carnivorous plants. The other two plants, "Raflesia kerrii" and "Sapria poilanei", only catch insects for pollination of the flower.
Nepenthes mirabilis is in Asia very common. The plant is found in Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore but also in northern Australia. Even at lower altitudes below 1,500 meters, it is found. Drosera burmannii are found approximately in the same geographical distribution. We can find it in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Borneo, New Guinea, Java and Australia.
Here are 2 scans with the single stamps from the block and the whole stamp block itself. The first block was issued in connection with the plant series. A second block was later published in the context of the Stamp exhibition in Beijing in 2006 again.
Posted 06 May 2011 - 08:28 AM
On 31 October 2006, issued the Singaporean Post stamps in the 4-tenant, representing various indigenous plant and animal species. On the motive of the black-spotted frog, the pitcher plant "Nepenthes ampullaria" can be found.
Posted 07 May 2011 - 11:59 AM
As many of you will probably know I am a keen collector of carnivorous plant ephemera (including stamps) and have most of these already, but the additional provided for information for each stamp has been really interesting. Every now and then you show a stamp I haven't got or haven't before, and I usually nip onto ebay, find it and buy it.
I haven't been able to visit CPUK as often as I would like recently, but I always look forward to the next instalment when I do manage to visit.
Many thanks Braunbear, and keep 'em coming!!
Edited by Loakesy, 27 July 2011 - 18:43 PM.
Posted 09 May 2011 - 18:41 PM
On 19 December 2006, more than 40 years after the first carnivorous plant motive, Canada issued a second stamp with this motive. This was a series of four stamps. One stamp, shows the flower of the bladderwort "Utricularia intermedia". The stamp includes the postage rate of 93 cents for shipment to the United States. That is why the corresponding complete booklet sheet has the designation "United States".
Here are the block and the issued booklet sheet.
Posted 12 May 2011 - 11:41 AM
Posted 14 May 2011 - 12:44 PM
In the stamps of the first block you can find the following plants:
- Heliamphora tatei
- Sarracenia flava
- Genlisea pygmaea
- Nepenthes bicalcarata
- Utricularia intermedia with just that flower
In the second block, we find the Venus flytrap "Dionaea muscipula".
In addition, we also found outside of the stamps: flowers of the sundews "Drosera echinoblastus" and "Drosera nitidula" (Block 1) and the "Cephalotus follicularis" (Block 2).
This is the first time that the genus Genlisea is immortalized on a postage stamp. Also, the Cephalotus is (apart from an unofficial Western Australian tax stamp) for the first time on a postage stamp. Unfortunately we do not find these carnivorous plants in the wild of the Islands in the Atlantic. Nevertheless, these blocks belong to one of the most beautiful stamps in philately.
Posted 17 May 2011 - 08:26 AM
- Drosera intermedia
- Utricularia cornuta
- Sarracenia purpurea
- Pinguicula vulgaris
The series was printed in sheets of 20 stamps, each 4x5. As the picture I have here a stamp row, but without the sheet edges. The first day was on 29 September 2007.
Posted 21 May 2011 - 10:07 AM
An Aerogram, Aérogramme or Air Letter is a thin lightweight piece of foldable and gummed paper for writing a letter for transit via airmail, in which the letter and envelope are one and the same. Most aerograms have an imprinted stamp indicating the prepayment of postage. The Domestogram seems to be the same, with a lower postage value. (Source: Wikipedia)
As motive for the imprinted stamp and the back page are the native pitcher plant "Sarracenia purpurea" choosen.
Edited by Braunbear, 21 May 2011 - 10:12 AM.
Posted 24 May 2011 - 15:47 PM
The highest value stamp has the subject of a pitcher of the tropical pitcher plant "Nepenthes rafflesiana". This tropical pitcher plant can not be found in Africa, but only in the Asian tropical region.
Edited by Braunbear, 24 May 2011 - 15:51 PM.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 10:53 AM
In the first block following species are represented:
Butterwort: Pinguicula (rotundifolia)
Sundew: Drosera rotundifolia
Venus Flytrap: Dionaea muscipula
Butterwort: Pinguicula gypsicola
The name of the butterwort on the first stamp in the block is wrong, because there's no butterwort with the species name "rotundifolia"! All plants here aren't found native in this Atlantic Island Group.
On the second block, the tropical pitcher plant Nepenthes x mixta (a hybrid of N. maxima, N. northiana) should be displayed. But unfortunately it has an error. You can see that the image is printed with an orchid instead of the pitcher plant.
Posted 28 May 2011 - 11:22 AM
Posted 01 June 2011 - 14:46 PM
Interesting is also sometimes the print runs of stamps, how often they were printed. In this case, the described stamp was printed about 4.994.000 times.
Edited by Braunbear, 01 June 2011 - 14:49 PM.