Friday, November 28, 2008

Indonesia Flora Fauna FDCs

Indonesia FDCs
Name: Provincial Flora and Fauna
Date of Issue: 05 November 2008

The stamp series of Provincial Flora and Fauna consists of 33 provinces of Indonesia will be sequentially issued in 3 years from 2008 to 2010. Each issue depicts flora and fauna of randomly selected 11 provinces. In 2008, the stamp series features flora and fauna from the provinces of Bali, Gorontalo, West Java, Central Java, West Kalimantan, Maluku, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Papua, Riau, West Sulawesi and West Sumatera.Denominations:
1/33 Rp.2500:
Majegau (Dysoxylum densiflorum) and Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) of Bali
Majegau (Dysoxylum densiflorum) is one of woods commonly used for Balinese carving material thanks to its strength and beautiful color and pattern. Classified as songbird, Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) can be found in Western Bali National Park in very limited number.

2/33 Rp.2500: Wolato (Vitex cofassus) and Flat-tail Mullet (Liza dussumieri) of Gorontalo
Wolato (Vitex cofassus) is categorized as hard wood commonly used for buildings material especially floor, pergola, beams as well as other exterior parts. Flat-tail Mullet (Liza dussumieri) lives in coastal and brackish water and feed algae, plankton and detritus of bottom sediment.

3/33 Rp.2500: Marian Plum (Bouea macrophylla) and Leopard (Phantera pardus) of West Java
Marian Plum (Bouea macrophylla) is a kind of slowly growing plant found in humid forest area at the elevation of 300m above sea level. Leopard (Phantera pardus) is the ultimate carnivores protected under the law inhabited forested area of Gunung Ciremai National Park, West Java.

4/33 Rp.2500: White Champaca (Michelia alba) and Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) of Central Java
White Champaca (Michelia alba) commonly used for ritual practices blooms over the year, especially in rainy seasons. As implied by its name, Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) has a gold yellow color of feathers with black stripe at wings and tail.

5/33 Rp.2500: BorneoTallowNut (Shorea stenoptera) and Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) of West Kalimantan
BorneoTallowNut (Shorea stenoptera) has been economically planted and utilized for cosmetics and perfume substance since a long time. Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) lives in tropical forest with high trees at the elevation of 1,500 m above sea level.6/33 Rp.2500: Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) and Moluccan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis) of Maluku
Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) grows at trees and rocks sufficiently exposed to sunlight at the elevation of 1,500 m above sea level. The Moluccan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis) is a big parrot found in humid forest in the islands of Maluku in a decreasing population.

7/33 Rp.2500: Golden Champaca (Michelia champoca) and Rufous Tailed Shama (Copsychus pyrropygus) of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam
Golden Champaca (Michelia champoca) is economically planted and distilled its scented oil for perfume substance. Rufous Tailed Shama (Copsychus pyrropygus) can be found in forested area at the elevation of 900 m above the sea level.

8/33 Rp.2500: Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) and Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) of Papua
Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) grows at forested area of Papua at the elevation of 1,700 m above sea level and produce delicious fruits, while its woods are used for buildings, farming and sport equipments. The Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) is endemic bird of Papua forest with beautiful color, strong beak and feet, loud voice as well as good flight endurance.

9/33 Rp.2500: Nibung Palm (Oncosperma tigillarium) and Blue Crowned-hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) of Riau
Nibung Palm (Oncosperma tigillarium) is wild palm commonly grown in clumps near mangrove area. The Blue Crowned-hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) lives in tropical forest generally in pack or couple with peculiar sleeping habit namely hanging upside down.

10/33 Rp.2500: Uru (Elmerrillia ovalis) and Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni) of West Sulawesi
Uru (Elmerrillia ovalis) with nearly 45 m height and 2 m diameter stem is highly economic plant that produces strong and beautifully grained woods. Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni) is protected flightless bird inhabit Lore Lindu and Nani Wartabone National Park, West Sulawesi.

11/33 Rp.2500: King Murberry (Morus macroura) and Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) of West Sumatera
King Murberry (Morus macroura) with nearly 40 m height 1 m diameter length is one of prominent plants that yield high quality timbers. Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) has a unique body with long tail nearly 2 m and a very loud voice that can be heard from a distance.

Comment: This is the 2nd big series of Provincial things in this year, the early series is the Provincial Emblems.

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