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Fri 16 Jul 2010

The "Know 10 trees" stamp issue and belukar blooms on the Flora & Fauna definitives

Category : stamps

26 May 2010 - To celebrate International Year of Biodiversity, SingPost and National Parks Board have collaborated on the design of a new first day cover featuring 10 common trees of Singapore. The stamp issue which illustrates the typical shape of the trees as well as their fruits and flowers was announced on 26 May 2010.

The 10 wayside (and not necessarily native) trees are part of NParks' "Know 10 Trees" initiative to educate the public about the common wayside trees.

Complete set of
Complete set of "Know 10 Trees stamp" issue (Date of Issue: 26 May 2010; price: S$2.60)

The 10 commonly found trees in Singapore are the

  1. Rain Tree (Samanea saman),
  2. Angsana (Pterocarpus indicus),
  3. Yellow Flame (Peltophorum pterocarpum),
  4. Senegal Mahogany (Khaya senegalensis),
  5. Broad-leafed Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla),
  6. Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans),
  7. Sea Apple (Syzygium grande),
  8. Saga (Adenanthera pavonina),
  9. Trumpet Tree (Tabebuia rosea) and
  10. Sea Almond (Terminalia catappa).

23 Jun 2010 - Two common plants of the belukar, Simpoh Air (Dillenia suffruticosa) and the Singapore Rhododendron (Melastoma malabathricum) were issued on 23 Jun 2010 and are part of the 2007 Flora & Fauna Definitive stamp series.

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