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

Australia State Floral Emblems and Philately – Victoria – 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.

Pink (common) Heath (Eparcris impressa) – It was proclaimed as state floral emblem of Victoria in 1958 .

This slender shrub grows to about one metre high and its bell like flowers which bloom in winter and spring vary in colors from white through Pink to red. The indentations at the base of each flower -tube are a characteristic of this species.

This sturdy plant is found mainly in the southern regions of the State and also in parts of New South Wales ,South Australia and Tasmania

Date of Issue     19 May 1982                                             PSE No 055

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PINK HEATH -FLORAL EMBLEM OF VICTORIA

Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Correa reflexa)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage – Correa reflexa

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Correa reflexa specimen was collected at the Botany Bay New South Wales  between 28 April and 5 May 1770.

Correa reflexa is sometimes referred to as Native Fuchsia, a name it shares with Epacris longiflora. Its distribution ranges from southeast South Australia, through Victoria to eastern New South Wales and continues into south-east Queensland; it includes eastern Tasmania and Kangaroo Island off South Australia.

PSE Envelope no 104        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Dillenia alata)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage – Dillenia alata

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Dillenia alata specimen was collected at the Endeavour River Queensland between 17 June and 4 august 1770.

Dillenia alata, commonly known as red beech or golden guinea tree, is a rain forest tree found in northern Australia, New Guinea and nearby islands. It is a medium-sized tree with reddish-brown papery bark. The leaves are 11–23 mm long and 6–13 mm wide and connected to the stem by a stem-clasping winged petiole.

PSE Envelope no 103        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Hibiscus meraukensis)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage – Hibiscus meraukensis

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Hibiscus meraukensis specimen was collected at either at Cape Grafton or Palm Island Queensland in early June 1770.

Hibiscus meraukensis grows in tropical areas of Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia, as well as in the islands north of Australia. It is named for the Greek word ‘hibiskos’,

PSE Envelope no 102        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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Flora of Cook’s Voyage (Banksia Serratta)

Australia Pre Stamped Envelopes – Flora of Cook’s Voyage -Banksia Serratta

A team of naturalists led by Joseph banks collected hundreds of plants as James Cook navigated the Endeavour along Australia’s eastern coast in 1770. Sydney Parkinson’s botanical sketches were transformed into watercolor  illustrations and engravings after expedition returned to England.

The Banksia specimen was collected at Botany Bay NewSouth Wales  between 28 April and 5 May 1770.

Banksia serrata commonly know as Old Man Banksia is a species of woody shrub widespread  in eastern Australia, extending from southern Queensland along the coast to Wilsons Promontory on Victoria’s south coast. There is also a population across Bass Strait in northern Tasmania.

PSE Envelope no 101        Date of Issue  12 Mar 1986.

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