Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 30 June 1986
Designer: Ian Loe, England
Printer: Format International
Part of a series of four stamps on indigenous flowers
Plant: Hibiscus tiliaceus
Sea Hibiscus, Green Cottonwood
A tree to about 15 m tall which grows on the shore terrace from very near the sea
to the base of the inland cliffs of Christmas Island.
It is a common pan-tropic species and its seeds will float for many weeks, suggesting
it is dispersed by water.