[Taxacom] Ugandan stamp plant identification mystery.

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Fri May 31 08:21:19 CDT 2013


Thanks very much Isa.  Arthur Chapman came up with the same link.

It is an explanation, but I am still left wondering, "why?"...  :)

jim

On Fri, May 31, 2013 at 11:06 PM, Isa Van de Velde
<Isa.Vandevelde at naturalsciences.be> wrote:
> Perhaps Uganda created stamps depicting plants of Botanical Gardens such as those listed on the following website: Melbourne, Kew.....
> http://www.plantstamps.net/stamps/uganda.htm
>
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> Cheers,
> Isa
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Croft
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> Subject: [Taxacom] Ugandan stamp plant identification mystery.
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> Anyone know the back story to this? Why would Uganda produce a postage
> stamp featuring a plant native to the highlands of SE Australia?
> Could it be based on a misidentification (species of Wahlenbergia do
> occur in southern Africa)?
>
> http://www.anbg.gov.au/stamps/stamp.982.html
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> jim
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