A few new additions to my Taxonomic List.
First off, a genera I already showed, but this time the stamp has the specie name mentioned and not only the genus name. So I'm adding it. Inscriptions: Tropaeolum majus L. PERU CORREROS I/.0.80 FLORA Á. NY. BUDAPEST.
Next up is also a genus I already showed but it had not the latin name on it at all. This one has, but with a little typo, as so often happens on stamps. Oh well, it's better than nothing. The genus name should be Telopea. Inscriptions: C$16 AEREO NICARAGUA 1988 Telopia speciosissima.
Now I show the new genera. First, to continue with the Americas, is a genus from the cactus family. Inscriptions: MEXICO NOPALXOCHIA PHYLLANTHOIDES 20¢ 1977-78.
Now we jump across the ocean to Africa with an Orchidaceae specie. Spelled right, the genus name is actually Plectrelminthus. Inscriptions: REPUBLIQUE GABONAISE 100F Poste 2004 PLECTRELMINTUS CAUDATUS Cartor.
Continuing in Africa, this is a plant of the Santalaceae family. Inscriptions: REPUBLIQUE DE CÔTE D'IVOIRE POSTE 2005 100F Les plantes rares en voie d'extinction Okoubaka aubrevillei (Santalaceae) COLLECTION PROFESSEUR LAURENT AKE-ASSI. Suppose to be a medicinal plant but the stamp states that it's in danger of extinction. Hope that goes only for this country!
Also from Africa is plant of the Leguminosae family, subfamily Mimosaceae. Inscriptions: ANGOLA Correios ALBIZZIA VERSICOLOR 50 Des. AUGUSTO FERREIRA LITOMAIA - PORTO - PORTUGAL.
From Kenya is a plant from the Rutaceae, or citrus family. Insciptions: Kenya 25/= 2007 Nairobi Arboretum Centenary Cape Chestnut Calodendrum capensis.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKARA 4400 FMG 880 AVIARY TAKHTAJANIA PERRIERI (CAPURON) PAOSITRA 2002.
This is a peculiar plant, very rare. A primitive flowering plant, it's now classified in the Winteraceae family. It's a new family that did not exist in the days of the Dalla Torr & Harms list. As so often happens, even the genus name is not mentioned in DTH, but a synonym is, Bubbia, and that one is placed in under the genus Drimys in the family Magnoliaceae, and so I place it there.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKA paositra 2003 100 Fmg Xyloolaena perrieri 20 Ariary.
A plant of the Anonaceae family. This stamp and the others of the series illustrated here is printed so that I've had to scan them in a less sharp way or else bloom-like lines appear across them. They look better this way, believe me.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKA paositra 2003 500 Fmg Megistostegium microphyllum 100 Ariary.
A Malvaceae, like the hibiscus and cotton plant and some popular northern perrenials such as the mauve and the passerose.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKA paositra 2003 600 Fmg Tambourissa 120 Ariary.
Monimiaceae family. I had only one other plant of this tiny family.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKA paositra 2003 1.000 Fmg Leptolaena diospyroidea 200 Ariary.
This and the next one are from the new family in my collection, the Chlaenaceae.
Inscriptions: REPOBLIKAN'I MADAGASIKA paositra 2003 7.500 Fmg Schizolaena tampoketsana 1.500 Ariary.
Inscriptions: INTERNATIONAL LETTER WRITING WEEK 1999 12 BATH THAILAND.
Finally, from Asia is Bretschneidera sinensis from the Hippocastanaceae family. Aesculus is the genus I knew from this family, on stamp and in real life. This one is new to me. Interesting.
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