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07 February 2006
4/2006
Commemorative Issue

Australian Wildflowers

Australia
There are 18000 species of flowring plants native to Australia, grouped into 200 families. This is the second issue in a thematic series of Australian wildflowers

Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina)  

Pincushion Hakea (Hakea laurina)

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One of south-western Australia's most admired plants, this Hakea is grown as an ornamental plant throughout the country.

Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)  

Waratah (Telopea speciosissima)

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The Waratah, a stout and erect shrub growing to around four metres, was proclaimed the official floral emblem of NSW in 1962. Flowring from September to November, the species is fairly widespread on the central coast and adjoining mountains of NSW.

Donkey Orchid (Diuris magnifica)  

Donkey Orchid (Diuris magnifica)

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The attractive orchid grows up to 60m high, often forming dense colonies. The solitary flower stem bears up to eight yellow flowers, usually shaded with purple-brown.

Mangles Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)  

Mangles Kangaroo Paw (Anigozanthos manglesii)

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The Kangaroo Paw - the floral emblem of Western Australia - is probably the most attractive member of the genus. Often occuring in large numbers, it presents a spectacular display during the flowering season of August to November.

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2006-02-07
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2006-03-07
Denominations: 1 x $1.00, 1 x $2.00, 1 x $5.00, 1 x $10.00
Designer: Lynette Taylor, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: SEP Sprint
Paper: Tullis Russel
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 30mm x 25mm, 50mm x 30mm
Sheet Layout: 50
National Postmark: Gardenvale, VIC 3185
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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