Stamps featuring Rare Flowers of the Philippines

The Philippine Postal Corporation will issue a miniature sheet of eight stamps and a souvenir sheet featuring some rare flowers of the Philippines.

Kind of Issue: Special
Denomination and Quantity: (P7 x 8) – – – 35,000 sheets
Souvenir Sheet: P26.00 – – – 8,000 sheets
Date of Issue: March 30, 2007
Last Day of Issue: March 29, 2008 (as stock allows)
Sheet Composition: 8 (4 X 2)
Size of Stamp: 30mm x 40mm
Size of Stamp in Souvenir Sheet: 120 mm x 30 mm
Size of Souvenir Sheet: 135mm x 60 mm
Perforation: 14
Printing Process: Litho-Offset ( 4 colors)
Paper: Imported Unwatermarked
Printer: Amstar Company, Inc.
Designers: Vic Cerevo
Jesus “Pidoy” de los Santos
Graphic Designers: Richard Allen Baron
Designer Coordinator: Dr. Ngo Tiong Tak T.
Design: Rare flowers of the Philippine (provided by the Parks and Wildlife Bureau- PAWB)
  1. Medinilla magnifica – Commonly called rose grape belonging to the family of plants called Melastomataceae Juss., this shrub is a stunning flower endemic to the Philippines. It is usually found in high altitudes growing up to 6 feet. The shrub has either ribbed or winged stem and glossy green leaves with conspicuously pale veins. The flowers are breathtaking growing as a bunch of small pink clusters attached to large pink bracts sheltered by its curved leaves.
  2. Strongylodon elmeri – Endemic in the thick forests of the country, this specie along with its more famous cousin Strongylodon macrobotrys (jade vine) are arguably the most beautiful flowers in the world. Strongylodon elmeri is a perennial climbing shrub belonging to the family Fabaceae. The flowers hang in bunches up to 90 cm and each with a spectacular clawlike shape measures up 7.5 cm. Bats usually pollinate these flowers.
  3. Amyema incarnatiflora – Belonging to the family of Lorantacae, this particular specie calls the mountainous region of Cabadbaran in Agusan del Norte as well as the thick jungles of Cagayan province as its home. The bunch of slender pink flowers is a beauty forming a shape of a half open parasol.

The miniature sheets, souvenir sheets and Official First Day Covers will be available starting March 30, 2007 at the Philatelic Service, Door 203, Liwasang Bonifacio, 1000 Manila and at all Regional Offices of the Philippine Postal Corporation.

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