Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – Western Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – Western Australia – Pre Stamped Envelopes Australia 1982

Australia Post issued a set of seven Pre stamped envelopes on the Australian States’ floral emblems on 19 May 1982.

Mangles Kangaroo Paw (Anigosanthos manglesii) – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of Western Australia in  1960 in a proclamation by the then Premier of WA David Brand and honours Captain James Mangles a noted English Collector.

It is a perennial plant which grows about one metre high with blue green foliage,deep red flowering stalks and one sided racemes of flower of a deep metallic green surmounting a deep red ovary.

There are about nine species of Kangaroo Paw and all are endemic to south west region of Western Australia.

Issue date 19 My 1982       PSE No 051.

AUS FLO PSE51
MANGLES KANGAROO PAW -FLORAL EMBLEM WESTERN AUSTRALIA

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