Species of Blue Poppy – Stamps of Bhutan 2017.

Species of Blue Poppy – Stamps of Bhutan 2017.

A Miniature sheet on Species of Blue Poppy was issued by Bhutan on 09 Oct 2017. Meconopsis gakyidiana is the National Flower of Bhutan . Two other species were also discovered in Bhutan and named Meconopsis merakensis & Meconopsis elongata.They can be found in Merak, Sagteng  and Haa regions of Bhutan. A total of 15 species  of Meconopsis are now found in Bhutan.

The eight different species on which stamps issued and shown in Miniature sheet are

Meconopsis sinuata -Prain found in Nepal and Bhutan

Meconopsis polygaliodes

Meconopsis bella -Pretty Blue Poppy found in Central Nepal and Southeastern Tibet.

Meconopsis bhutanica -New Species found in Bhutan

Meconopsis merakensis – Found in Bhutan

Meconopsis elongata – Found in Bhutan

Meconopsis horridula -prickly blue poppy found in Western Nepal, Western China  and High altitudes of Himalayas.

Meconopsis simplicifolia– perennial in Poppy family found in Central Nepal and Southeastern Tibet.

BHUTAN BLUE POPPY SHEETLET
Species of Blue Poppy on Stamps of Bhutan 2017

 

 

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