See Similar Items from this seller's store: Click Here
Online Auction Description
Malaysia 2010 S#1284 Ferns unfolded setenant set. Mint Never Hinged (MNH). Post Office fresh in excellent condition!
Topic name: plants, fern
This complete set features Helminthostachys zeylanica, Stenochlaena palustris, Platyceriun coronarium, Dicranopteris linearis, and Diplazium esculentum.
Hundreds of fern species can be found in the rainforests of Malaysia due to the hot and wet climate favored by ferns. Some ferns grow clinging onto tree limbs without doing any harm to the host trees (known as epiphytes), while the others grow upright from the forest floor or creep over rocks. Ferns are non-flowering plants which do ont produce fruits nor seeds, and reproduce by spores. Their new leaves typically expand by the unrolling of a tight spiral. The pattern of the sporangia at the end, surface, or sides of the leaf (frond) differs by species. Ferns play the role of a thick groud cover and thus prevent erosion.
In Malaysia Helminthostachys zeylanica grows wild. This herbaceous fern bears either a solitary frond or several fronds which are lanceolate with the margins entire or irregularly serrate. Its rhizome is considered as medicinal. The young fronds are eaten as vegetable.
Stenochlaena palustris is long creeping r climbing epiphyte fern with base rooted to the ground. It grows wild and is commonly found in rubber plantations. Their fronds are horizontal, with drooping pinnae and stipe. Leaves are lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate. The rhizome is 5-7 mm in diameter, pale green, smooth, with scattered dark, small, orbicular scales and the growing tip completely covered. The young leaves are deep red and eaten as vegetable.
Platyceriun coronarium or commonly known as Staghorn Fern is an immense cluster which grows hanging onto branches of high trees in the jungle. This epiphytic fern has two kinds of leaves. The nest leaves are erect, with thickened base and are dichotomouly bobed, whereas the fronds are pendulous up to 2-3 meter long, green with several widely forked narrow lobes shaped like the horn of a stag. It grows wild in Malaysia but is now cultivated as an ornamental plant.
Dicranopteris linearis is a vigorous creeping ground fern with long stems and slender rhizomes, usually found on edge of disturbed areas, on slopes, and primary forest. The leaves are branched equally or unequally, with brown sori on the underside. In ancient time, the stem was used as pen.
Diplazium esculentum is found growing on wet groud and along stream banks. It is a terrestrial fern up to 1 meter tall, with erect and scaly rhizomes. The stalk is about 35cm long. The leaves are bipinnate and leaflets are variable in size, and the margin is crenate or lobed. The sori lines the entire length of the veins. The young leaves are edible and are in fact a favorite vegetable.
All items are sent via registered airmail. Shipping and handling listed below include registration fee.
Europe, America, Middle East, Africa
Singles or sets (Up to 40 grams, 3.5" x 6" envelope)
Miniature sheets (Up to 50 grams, 4.25" x 6.25" envelope)
FDC (Up to 60 grams, 5" x 10" envelope)
FDC pair (Up to 100 grams, 5" x 10" envelope)
Full sheets (Up to 130 grams, 8" x 11" envelope)
Full sheets (Up to 160 grams, 9" x 12.75" envelope)
2. Life Member of Philatelic Society of Malaysia (PSM).
3. Items listed are from personal collection. They are without fault unless noted in the lot description. Although we do not practice Six Sigma, we do have quality control. Stamps will be checked again before shipment.
4. The picture posted is stock photo and it is for illustration only unless stated otherwise, so serial number, perforation etc. may differ.
5. If you're not satisfied with the product you purchased because of inaccurate description, please contact me within 3 days for an exchange or refund if there is no stock. The shipping & handling costs are not returnable.
6. If you collect covers or used stamps and want to buy mint stamps and use them on covers, it can be done. The face value of the stamps will be deducted from shipping and handling costs.