Thursday, June 12, 2014

Singapore 26.2.2014 - Ferns

These four lovely stamps are about the exotic ferns found in Singapore.

Two ferns species are depicted in this series.  The Angiopteris evecta, which commonly known as elephant ferns, is a large fern with a mound of a stem. This specie is widely distributed on the Old World tropics from Madagascar and tropical Asia, throughout South-east Asia to Australia and Polynesia.  In Singapore, it can be found at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve, Labrador Nature Reserve, Bukit Batok Nature Park and Singapore Botanic Gardens. 

The Cibotium barometz is also known as the Golden Chicken Ferns.  While the species is a tropical and subtropical one, that is distributed from Assam to Southern China and South-east Asia with altitudes of 200-1500m.  

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