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Stamp: Nelumbo nucifera

Date of issue: 27 September 2017
Designer: Jenny Phillips, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: RA Printing (EGO)

This is one of a series of three Australian native aquatic plant stamps.

Plant: Nelumbo nucifera

Family: NELUMBONACEAE

Common-names: Nelumbo Lily, Sacred Lotus

Its pink fragrant flowers are about 20 cm in diameter, each blooming for about three days.
Many parts of the plant are used in cooking and it was a staple for northern Aboriginal people.

Distribution: Queensland, Northern Territory, extending into Asia.


 


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