Belgium Issued Stamps on Unusual Flora : Plants of the Botanical Garden of Meise

\"belgiumBelgium has issued a sheet of 5 stamps under the series “Unusual flora” featuring some plants of the Botanical Garden of Meise. The plants featured on stamps are: Titan arum (Amorphophallus), Pebble plant (Lithops), Monkey cups (Nepenthes), Ant-house plant(Myrmecodia) and Jade wine (Strongylodon).The Botanical Garden of Meise is one of the largest botanical gardens in the world with an extensive collection of living plants in addition to a herbarium of over 3 million specimens. The current garden was established in 1958 after it moved from the center of Brussels. Researchers at the garden conduct research particularly on Belgian and African plants.The Botanic Garden contains about 18,000 plant species – about 6% of all known plant species of the world.

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