Christmas Island Botanical Postage Stamps
Date of issue: 21 August 1991
Designer: Jane Moore, Christmas Island
Printer: Leigh-Mardon Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Part of a series of four stamps on large trees
Plant: Syzygium nervosum
(the older name on stamp is Syzygium operculatum)
Gowok (C.I.), Satinash (Aust.)
This is a tree to 40 m tall with a strongly buttressed trunk.
On Christmas Island it forms about 18% of the primary forest canopy and about 30% of emergent species.
It is widely distributed from India, southern China to the Philippines and northern Australia.