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Friday, January 8, 2010

New issues: Germany - "Lady's Slipper"

The duration stamp series "Flowers" makes people with modern yet timeless designs of the beauty and diversity of flowers in gardens and open countryside in Germany closely. The colorful and evocative illustrations are designed to help in our hectic times often see little more perceived small pleasures of everyday life again and enjoy.
The lady's slipper (Cypripedium calceolus Latin) is one of the greatest treasures of native plant species. He has become very rare, and maintains the popular saying that one could find him only if you do not then search. The mere fact that the famous Swedish botanist Carl von Linne (1707-1778) this plant for the love goddess Aphrodite, who was also appointed Cypris, suggesting an unusual plant. The genus Cypripedium comprises about 40 species worldwide, occurring both in wetlands and in dry forests in the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere and in South Asia and Mexico and to the family of plants including orchids. The women's shoe is depending Wuchsort 20 to 50 cm high, with broad-elliptic, grooved leaves. In general, each wearing a flower stem or two.
Technical Details:
Design: Stefan Klein & Olaf Neumann, Iserlohn
Theme: Lady Slipper
Value: 4.10 Euro
Printing: multi-color offset printing Bundesdruckerei GmbH, Berlin
Size: 21.5 x 30.13 mm
Date of issue: 02 January 2010
Postal Authority Germany

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