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Banksia coccinea stamp painted by Celia Rosser

Date of issue: 20 February 2018
Designer: Jo Mure, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Printing

This is one of a series of four Banksia stamps based on the paintings of Celia Rosser.

Plant: Banksia coccinea


Common-name: Scarlet Banksia

Named by botanist Robert Brown from the Latin 'coccineus' meaning 'scarlet'.
It is a shrub or small tree to 8 m without a lignotuber. It is one of the most attractive
fast-growing species suited to cultivation in cooler climate zones. It prefers deep sand
and flowers best in an open sunny site.
Distribution: Western Australia, from Albany to the Stirling Ranges.


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