There are many beautiful and intriguing stamps showing botanical specimens, such as flowers, fungi, trees, and even fruit and vegetables. Some of the minisheets here are suitable for framing. Botanical stamps are also useful illustrations for guides to plants of the world.

There is something very relaxing about pottering around with botanical stamps, especially in winter when the weather is too inclement for gardening. Serious gardeners will notice exotic plants that are too tender to grow in the UK, except in a heated greenhouse. And what is commonplace in one country may be sold at high prices in garden centres in another. 'What are those?' I asked a friend in Spain, marvelling at wild miniature narcissi on a mountain side, lemon coloured with swept back petals. 'Wild flowers' she answered. 'Yes, but what?' 'I don't know, there are lots of them round here.'

This Botanicals page shows botanical stamps organised by country. Please see Botanicals by Theme for stamps showing Fungi, Orchids, Roses, Trees, and Views, Parks and Gardens. Sometimes a stamp fits more than one category, so you may find trees on stamps in Views, parks and gardens, as well as in Trees, and some orchids in general sets, such as those from the Malaysian States.

Most stamps shown here are postally used unless stated otherwise. The postally used stamps have been specially selected for light postmarks. The mint stamps are all unmounted.

I have a lot more flowers, trees and fungi on stamps, so if you are looking to fill gaps in your collection, or would like to explore a particular theme, please email me c/o alisonlever@yahoo.co.uk.




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Antigua

1976 Various Themes
15c Geiger tree £0.05
25c Hibiscus £0.05

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Australia

1959 Native Floral Species
1s6d Christmas bells £0.25
2s Flannel flower £0.05
2s3d Wattle £0.05
2s5d Banksia £0.20
3s Waratah £0.05

1962 Commonwealth Games
5d Kangaroo Paw plant £0.05

1968 State Floral Emblems
The next Australian flowers show state floral emblems. The Pink Heath is the emblem for Victoria, the Blue Gum is Tasmania's flower, Sturt's Desert Pea is the emblem for South Australia, and the Waratah is the emblem for New South Wales.

13c Pink Heath £0.20
15c Blue Gum £0.10
20c Sturt's Desert Pea £0.20
30c Waratah £0.05
Or £0.40 for the four stamps, a saving of £0.15 Also available, Cooktown orchid (Queensland) £0.25

1975 Wild Flowers
These are small stamps.
18c Heliochrysum £0.05
45c Callistemon £0.05

1978 Northern Territory
18c Sturts desert rose  £0.05

1994 Greetings
45c Tulips £0.15

1999 Flora and Fauna: Coastal environment
These four 45c stamps are the flowers from this Flora and Fauna set, a native Fuschia, a Guinea flower, Morning glory and Australian bluebells.
Price: £0.15 each, or £0.45 for the four, a saving of £0.15.

2002 Flora and Fauna
Great Sandy Desert 50c Star flower £0.10

2003 Australian Horticulture
All 50c, self adhesive version, each stamp depicting a different flower, a Camelia, Rose, Grevillea, Kangaroo paw, and Rhodedendron.
Price: £0.15 each, or £0.60 for the set of five stamps, a saving of £0.15.

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Bahamas

1971 (the Hibiscus appears twice below, and only the 7c is shown, since the same design is used for the 12c) 2c Breadfruit mint £0.05, used £0.10 7c Hibiscus mint £0.65, used £0.95 8c Yellow elder mint £0.25, used £0.45 12c Hibiscus mint £0.65, used £0.75 18c Royal Poinciana, used only, £0.20

1993 Environmental Protection
This set shows a Cordia, Seaside morning glory, Poinciana and a Spider lily.
Price: £2.50 for the set of four stamps.

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Barbados

1989 Wild Plants
The Spider lily and Opuntia are shown here.

5c Scarlet cordia £0.35
20c Spider lily £01.0
35c Red sage £0.35
50c Whitewood £0.10
65c Prickly sage £0.20
80c Opuntia $0.45
$1.10 Lent tree $0.60
$10 Maypole £2.25

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Belgium

1965 Ghent Flower Show
1f Vriesia, 2f Echinocactus and 3f Stapelia.
Price, £0.15 for the set of three stamps, CTO.

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Bermuda

1970 Flowers
The Bottlebrush, Oleander, Bermudiana, Poinsettia, Hibiscus, Coralita, Tecoma, Angel's Trumpet, Plumbago and Bird of Paradise are shown here. Some of the designs are repeated, as you can see from the list below.

2c Bottlebrush £0.10
3c Oleader £0.20
4c Bermudiana £0.05
5c Poinsettia £0.05
6c Hibiscus £0.10
10c Bougainvillea £0.10
12c Jacaranda £0.20
18c Coralita with 1971 overprint £0.10
25c Morning Glory £1.50
30c Tecoma £0.35
36c Angel's Trumpet £0.50
40c Angel's Trumpet £1.75
60c Plumbago £0.50
$1 Plumbago £2.00
$1.20 Birdo of Paradise £0.45
$2 Bird of Paradise £1.70

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1994 Flowering Fruits
The 25c Mulberry and 75c Loquat are shown here

25c Mulberry £0.15
75c Loquat £0.55
$1 Prickly pear £0.90
$3 Bay grape £2.00
$5 Banana $2.25

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Bhutan

1976 Rhodedendrons
1ch Cinnabarinum £0.05, mint
More from this set available, please ask.

1976 Flowers, all mint
1ch Orchid £0.05
2ch different Orchid £0.05
3ch and another different Orchid £0.05
4ch Primula denticulata £0.05
5ch Arum £0.05

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Brazil

1992 Brazilian Botanical Foundation, Flower Paintings
700cr Nidularium rubens £0.20

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Canada

1977 (small)
1c Bottle Gentian, 2c Red columbine, 3c Canada lily, 4c Hepatica, 5c Shooting star, 10c Lady's slipper orchid, 15c Canada violet.
Price: all @ £0.05 each

1980 International Flower Show
17c Garden Flowers £0.10

1991 Edible berries
1c Blueberry £0.05
2c Wild strawberry £0.05
25c Saskatoon berry £0.10
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Cyprus

2002 Medicinal Plants
30c Ocimun basilicum £0.45
Also available, 25c Capparis spinosa @ £0.25

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Fiji

1971 Birds and Flowers
These are all small except for the $2.
1c Cirrhopetalum umbellatum £0.10
3c Calanthe furcata £0.05
4c Bulbophyllum Sp nov £0.30
6c Phaius tancarvilliae £0.05
10c Acanthephippium vitiense £0.05
$2 Dendrobium platygastrium £0.30

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Germany

2003 International Horticultural Exhibition
45c Flower £0.20

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Ghana

1967 Various themes
2.5p Commelina £0.05

1978 Flowers
11p Bauhinia purpurea £0.05

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Gibraltar

1977 Birds, Fish, Flowers
3p Giant squill £0.05
9p Scorpion vetch £0.15

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Great Britain

1964 International Botanical Congress
3d Spring gentian £0.10

1967 Wild Flowers
These four have a face value of 4d.
Hawthorn and bramble, Bindweed and bugloss, Daisy, coltsfoot and buttercup, Bluebell, campion and wood anenome.
Price: £0.20 for the four stamps

1979 Spring Wild Flowers
9p Primrose, 10.5p Daffodil, 11p Bluebell and 13p Snowdrop.
Price: £0.50 for the set of four, mint.

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Grenada

1966 Various themes
3c Flamboyant plant £0.25

1975 Flowers
0.50 Barbadine £0.05, mint

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Grenadines of St Vincent

1985 Flowers
Joined pair, 55c face value, Clianthus formosus and Clemisia Coriantha.
Price: £0.10 for the pair, mint

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Guernsey

1978 Christmas
5p Solanum £0.05

2004 Clematis
All cost 22p at the time, for postage within Guernsey.
Rosemoor, Arctic Queen, Harlow carr, Guernsey Cream and Josephine Price £0.20 each or £0.80 for the five, a saving of £0.20.

2005 Irises
26p Iris Dorothea and Royal £0.15

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Guyana

1971 Flowers
1c Pitcher Plant £0.05
2c Allamanda Cathartica (Yellow Allamanda) £0.05
3c Hanging Heliconia £0.05
5c Bixa Orellana (Annato Tree) £0.05
10c Cattleya Violacea £0.05
15c Oncidium Lanceanum (Christmas Orchid) £0.05
25c Marabunta £0.05
40c Tiger Beard £0.05

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Hungary

1973 Wild Flowers
40f Wild rose and 60f Cyclamen
Price: £0.05 each

1985 Lilies
1f Red lily, 2f Turk's cap and 2f Dog's tooth violet.
Price: £0.05 each.

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Iran

1966 New Year
50d Narcissus and 1r Narcissus.
Price: £0.15 for the set of two.

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Ireland

1978 Wild Flowers
8p Spring gentian, 10p Strawberry tree, 11p Large flowered butterwort and 17p St Daeboc's heath.
Price: £0.55 for the set of four, mint.

1986 Ferns
24p Hart's tongue fern, 28p Rusty back fern, 46p Killarney fern.
Price: £0.95 for the set of three, mint.

1987 Anniversaries
30p Calccolaria burbidgei £0.35, mint.

1988 Endangered Flora
24p Cottonweed, 28p Hart's saxifrage and 46p Purple milkvetch.
Price: £1.05 for the set of three, mint.

1990 Garden Flowers
(not shown here)
26p Narcissus, 30p Rosa Hibernica, 41p Primula and 50p Erica.
Price:  £1.35 for the set of four, mint

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Isle of Man

1998 Flowers
1p Bearded iris £0.05
21p Cushag £0.10
22p Gorse £0.10
More of this set available, please ask.

2004 Wild Flowers
25p Lesser celandine £0.20

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Jamaica

1956 various themes
3d Mahoe £0.05

1964 Various themes
1d Lignum vitae £0.05
1.5d Ackee £0.05

1972 Various themes
1c Pimento £0.05
2c Red Ginger £0.05

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Jersey

1999 Christmas
21p Mistletoe £0.10

2001 Agriculture
(26p) Potatoes £0.50
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Kampuchea

1985 Flowers
50c Iris, 80c Crocus, 1r Cyclamen, 1r50 Primrose and 2r Pansy.
Price: £0.25 for the five stamps, CTO.

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Kenya

1997 Fruit
6s Orange £0.05

2001 Crops
The lower value stamps, up to 60s, are small, and the 60s and above are large.
20s Pyrethrum £0.10
40s Sisal £0.15
60s Tea £0.20
100s Coffee £0.25
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Korea, North

1974 Mountain Flowers
10ch Red lily £0.05

1974 Mountain Plants
2ch Rhodedendron and 10ch Potentilla.
Price: £0.05 each

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Malaysia

1979 Flowers
10c Durio £0.05
15c Hibiscus £0.05
20c Rhodedendron £0.05

1986 Fruits
40c Rambutan £0.05
50c Pineapple £0.05
$1 Mangosteen £0.05
$2 Star fruit £0.05
$5 Banana £0.15
$10 Mango £0.35

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Malaysian States

1965 Flowers
The same set was issued by several Malaysian States, and the price can vary according to which state issued the stamp. I have more of this set, issued by different states, so please ask if you would like a particular state rather than just the flower picture.

1c Vanda £0.25 (Sarawak)
2c Arundina £0.45 (Sarawak)
5c Paphiopedilum £0.05 (Perak)
6c Spathioglottis £0.05 (Selangor)
10c Arachnis £0.05 (Sarawak)
15c Rhynostylis £0.05 (Sarawak)

1979 Flowers
The same set was issued by several Malaysian States, and the price can vary according to which state issued the stamp. I have more of this set, issued by different states, so please ask if you would like a particular state rather than just the flower picture.
10c Durio £0.05 (Negeri Sembilan)
15c Hibiscus £0.05 (Negeri Sembilan)
20c Rhodedendron £0.05 (Sarawak)
More of this set available, please ask.

1986 Crops
5c Cocoa £0.05 (Johor)
20c Oil palm £0.05 (Wilayah)
30c Rice £0.05 (Wilayah)

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Nevis

1984 Flowers
$5 Coral hibiscus £0.20, mint

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New Zealand

1960 Various themes, and 1967 Decimal version.
These are small stamps. The set was first issued in 1960, and the same design was reissued in 1967, with decimal face values. The pre-decimal version is shown here for all except the 6c.

0.5d and 0.5c Manuaka £0.05 each
1d and 1c Kataka £0.05 each
2d and 2c Kouhai £0.05 each
2.5d Titoki £0.05
3d and 2.5c Korohai £0.05 each
4d and 3c Hibiscus £0.05 each
5d and 4c Mountain daisy £0.05 each
6d Clematis £0.05, 5c Clematis £0.10
8d Rata £0.05, 7c Rata £0.25
6c Koromiko £0.20

1981 Christmas
40c Golden tainui £0.10

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Poland

1967 Protected Plants
The 5z Iris Siberica £0.05
10z Azalea Pontica £0.10

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Rhodesia

1966 Various themes
2d Citrus £0.05
6d Flame lily £0.05
9d Tobacco £0.05

1974 Wild Flowers
6c Thumbergia £0.05
7.5c Flame lily £0.05
10c Devil's thorn £0.05
16c Wild pimpernel £0.10

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Russia

1987 Ferns
4k Scolopendrium, 5k Ceterach, 10k Salvinia, 15k Matteuccia and 50k Adiontum.
Price £1.00 for the set of five, mint.

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Solomon Islands

1987 Flowers
Six of this set of 18 are shown here. Seventeen of the set are available, excluding the top value, the $10.
Price: £5.50 for the seventeen stamps, mint.

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South Africa

1961 Republic
12.5c Protea £0.10

1974 Various themes
1c Iris £0.05
2c Wild Heath (Erica blenna) £0.05
3c Geranium (Pelargonium) £0.05
4c Arum Lily (Ethiopian Lily) £0.05

1977 Succulents (Protea)
1c Protea nepens £0.05
2c P. punctata £0.15
3c P. nerifolia £0.05
4c P. longifolia £0.05
5c P. cyanoides £0.05
6c P. canaliculata (not shown) £0.20
7c P. lorea (not shown) £0.20
8c P. mundii £0.05
9c P. roupelliae £0.15
10c P. aristata £0.05
15c P. eximia £0.05
20c P. magnifica £0.05
25c P. grandiceps £0.20
30c P. amplexicaulis
50c P. leucospermum £0.05
1r Panoramus reflexus £0.20
2r Orothamnus zeyheri £0.25

1988 Succulents
5c Lithrops £0.05
16c Van Heerdea £0.05
18c Faucaria £0.05
21c Gasteria £0.05
25c Cheiridopsis £0.05
35c Dinteranthus £0.05
40c Frithia £0.10
R1 Trichocaulon £0.15
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1988 Succulents, Coil Version
1c Andromischus, 2c Titaopsis, 5c Dactylopsis and 10c Pleiospilus.
Price: £0.75 for the set of four, mint.

2000 Flora and Fauna, Self-Adhesive version
(R1.30) Butterbloom £0.10
(R1.30) Black-eyed susy £0.10
(R1.30) Tree pelargonium £0.10
(R1.30) Blue marguerita £0.10

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Sri Lanka

1976 Indigenous Flora
25c Ma-ratmal £0.05
50c Binara £0.05
75c Daffodil orchid £0.05

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Sweden

2003 Harvest
This set forms a composite design depicting a basket of fuit and vegetables.
(5.50k) Cabbage, parsnip, cucumber, onion and beetroot
(5.50k) Melon, apple, raspberry and pumpkin
(5.50k) Cabbage, potatoes, carrots and tomatoes
(5.50k) Cherries, strawberries, plums and pears
Price: £0.25 each or £0.90 for the set of four.

2004 Forest Food
The pairs in this set form a composite design.
(5.50k) Tree, berries and fungi
(5.50k) Treestump and berries
(5.50k) Fungi in a basket
(5.50k) Flowers, pond, trees and berries
Price: £0.30 each, or £1.00 for a set of four.

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Switzerland

1976 Publicity
40c Fruit and vegetables £0.05

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Tanzania

1986 Flowers of Tanzania
Minisheet with the four stamps in the set.

Price: £0.30 for the minisheet, mint.

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Tuvalu Nanumaga

1985 Flowers
40c Vetch and 40c Narcissi
Price: Joined pair £0.10, mint

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Uganda

1975 Vegetable Crops
10c Millet £0.05
50c Tomatoes £0.05
35c Coffee £0.15
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1988 Flowers
10s Gloriosa simplex
20s Thevetica
45s Adenium
50s Kigelia
Price: £0.30 for the four stamps, mint.

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See also : Main Index, Birds (by country), Wild Animals, Farm Animals, Cats, Dogs, Reptiles and Amphibians, Fish and Water Life, Butterflies and Other Insects, World Art and Culture, Transport, Sports, Miscellaneous

 

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Please allow £0.95 (95p) if you come from anywhere in Europe, and £1.50 if orders are to be sent elsewhere. The postage charge is the same however many stamps you buy. This means that it's cheaper to buy more than one stamp, because the cost of packaging and postage is less per stamp. This reflects the time spent ensuring that the stamps are packed so that they arrive to you safely - it takes about the same time for one stamp as for larger orders.

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