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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Philippine Stamps- Orchids

Philippine Stamps- Orchids-Waling Waling

The waling-waling (Euanthe sanderiana), can only be found in Mindanao, dubbed the "queen of Philippine orchids".
The waling-waling was discovered on Mindanao in 1882. Growing to a height of 60 to 120 centimeters. The flower, is the largest among Philippine orchids, it is seven to twelve centimeters wide and has a characteristic two-tone look.
Used in corsages and wedding bouquets,  popular among orchid breeders.


Philippine Stamps- Orchids-Sanggumay

Sanggumay (Dendrobium anosmum), the flowers come out after the plant is subjected to the cold months of December and January.
The typical Sanggumay bears lilac petals with magenta lip. You can tell when a Sanggumay plant is in bloom even though they are not in view yet, the flower emits a very strong fragrant scent
These stamps were issued in 1962.


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