Monday, May 18, 2009

Native flowers from South Africa

This miniature sheet was issued by South Africa on 6th September, 2006.

This sheet shows 6 different stamps numbered a-f. The flowers shown are species of Clivia, a genus of the Amaryllidaceae family, discovered by William Burchell and John Bowie in 1815 and 1820, respectively. The common name of this genus is Kaffir lily and Bush lily.

1363 -
a - Clivia nobilis
b - Clivia miniata - most widely cultivated.
c - Clivia gardenii
d - Clivia caulescens
e - Clivia mirabilis
f - Clivia robusta

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