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: Hoya aldrichii
Christmas Island Waxvine
A tangled low vine or tall climber common in the shrublands of coastal terraces.
It is endemic to Christmas Island.
The specific name honours Captain Aldrich, commander of the survey vessel HMS Egeria,
which visited Christmas Island in 1887.