Koleksi Khas Siri Definitif Negeri – Bunga-Bungaan Taman

The State Definitive Stamps Special Collection is a special and limited collection where all the six denominations of each state definitive stamps featuring Garden Flowers issued on 31 December 2007 is available in 14 separate mini sheets according to each state. This collection comprises of 14 mini stamp sheets in a specially designed envelope and a first day cover.

Garden Flowers

The 5sen stamp features the sacred lotus (Nelumbium nelumbo)which is an aquatic perennial that can grow up to a height of 6 metres depanding on the depth of the swamp or creek it grows in. The roots are planted firmly in the mud beneath the water surface and is attached to a long stem with large circular leaves that float on the water surface. The pink lotus flower at the top end of the stem blooms early in the morning and wilt by the end of daylight. The fruit is a conical shaped pod with seeds arranged in the holes. The flower, seeds, young leaves and rhizomes are edible, while the big mature leaves are commonly used to wrap steamed food.

The 10sen stamp features the Hydrangea macrophylla which is a deciduous shrub that can grow up to 3 metres tall. The leaves are simple ovoid acute shape zp to 20 cm long with a coarsely toothed margin. The flowers are pink, white or blue depanding on the soil pH.

The 20sen stamp features the Hippeastrum reticulatum which is a bulb bearing herb that has a fleshy straight stalk with three or more trumpet-shaped red flowers that measure up to 3 inches in diameter, with white veins. The leaves are broad strap-shaped and green in colour, with a white stripe down the center.

The 30sen stamp features the Bougainvillea which is a woody climber with thorny vines and alternate ovate leaves. The flowers are surrounded by large papery bracts. The common colours of the flowers are white, purple, crimson and orange.

The 40sen stamp features the morning glory (Ipomoea indica)which is a tender perennial climber with heart-shaped leaves. The purple flowers are tubular and bloom in the morning in clusters of 3 to 12 flowers and start to fade later in the day.

The 50sen stamp features the Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which is a shrub with glossy, medium textured dark green leaves. The flowers are formed in single or multiple layered petals, in shades of red, pink, yellow, orange and bloom throughout the year. The Hibiscus rosa-sinensis which blooms continuously in great abundance is probably the most popular and widely planted shrub, and is also the national flower of Malaysia.