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stamp: Nelumbo nucifera
Date of issue: 6 August 2002
Designer: Thaneth Ponchaiwong, Thailand Philatelic Dept.

Stamp size: 37.5 x 26 mm

Plant: Nelumbo nucifera

Family: Nelumbonaceae

Sacred Lotus
Very vigorous aquatic with creeping rhizome and peltate leaves to 60 cm diameter that are held above the surface of the water on strong petioles. Flowers are large, 20-25 cm in diameter, usually pink with yellow centres or occasionally white. Fruits, referred to as pepperpots, are useful in floral arrangements.

Distribution: NT, Qld; also Asia to Papua New Guinea..


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