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stamp - Dendrobium phalaenopsis


Date of issue: 24 March 2014
Designer: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown (Pemara Labels)

Plant: Dendrobium phalaenopsis

Family: Orchidaceae

Cooktown Orchid

The floral emblem of Queensland, was previously known by the name Dendrobium bigibbum.
Epiphytic or lithophytic orchid.
Grows in stunted coastal scrub, monsoon thickets, and open habitats.
Threatened due to extensive harvesting in some areas.

State floral emblem for Queensland.


 


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