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17 March 2015
7/2015
Definitive Issue

Australian Trees

Australia
Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora)  

Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora)

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The beautiful, graceful Lemon-scented Gum (Corymbia citriodora), from near Tocumwal, New South Wales, is around 130 years old. The species is endemic to the temperate and tropical north of eastern Australia.

Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)  

Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris)

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The Queensland Bottle Tree (Brachychiton rupestris), named for its distinctive swollen trunk, grows in Queensland’s Burnett region. At 23 metres tall and 9.5 metres in circumference, it is a particularly large example of its species, which is endemic to central Queensland and northern New South Wales.

Green Fig (Ficus virens)  

Green Fig (Ficus virens)

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The enormous Green Fig or Strangler Fig (Ficus virens), on Queensland’s Atherton Tableland is around 500 years old and has a canopy that extends over an extraordinary 2,000 square metres. This epiphytic fig started life as a seed deposited high in a host tree, and after germination sent out long cable-like roots to the ground, eventually killing the host tree by depriving it of nutrients and light.

Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata)  

Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata)

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The gnarled Moonah (Melaleuca lanceolata), one of 140 species of melaleuca found in southern Australia, has been growing in sandy soil on Victoria’s Churchill Island for over 350 years.

Official First Day Covers

Official FDC Australian Trees

Technical Information

Issue date: 17 March 2015
Issue withdrawal date: 30 September 2015
FDI withdrawal date: 15 April 2015
Denominations: 1 x 70c, 1 x $1.40, 2 x $2.10
Stamp design: Mary Callahan
Product design: Jo Muré
Printer: McKellar Renown
Paper gummed: Tullis Russell
Printing process: Lithography
Stamp size: 37.5mm x 26mm
Minisheet size: 135mm x 80mm
Perforations: 13.86 x 14.6
Sheet layout: Module of 50 (2x25)
FDI postmark: Botany, NSW 2019
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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