I am participating in the April AtoZ Blogging challenge and my theme is Plants featured on Indian Stamps. This is my eight attempt at the AtoZ.
My theme is inspired by an online talk by Daniel L Nikrent of Cornell University, USA held by Maharashtra Vriksha Samvardhini about Parasitic Flowering Plants featured on Stamps.
I am not a stamp collector nor a fan of stamps. Hence almost all my posts are purely based on research on the internet. I have tried to cross check the info before posting here. Please do share correct info and links to the same in case of discrepancy.
India Post has a very strong network reaching deep deep into the interiors of the country and I depended on it for news from home when we were posted in far away places. In this age of smartphones, Internet, how many of us really write letters – snail mail as they are now called? Despite this , I find that new stamps are being issued and we have stamps on diverse topics including Armed Forces, Films, Personalities, Wildlife, Handlooms, Handicrafts, Food and so on.. It is amazing!
Kadamb or Neolamarkia cadamba of the Rubiaceae family is a handsome native tree that is said to be Krishna’s favourite. It is often seen in gardens or even planted by the roadsides in Pune. Its branches typically grow in tiers which helps to identify the tree easily. The flowers are unique and resemble furry orange balls.
India Post has issued a commemorative stamp in 1977 of denomination 1INR.
The India Postage Stamps website has a complete catalogue of stamps. Please click the link to see many many wonderful stamps.
Colnect is a comprehensive portal for Stamp collectors. It gives detailed information about every listed stamp. Click here for detailed info about Stamps – what is a stamp, types, formats, water marks, perforations and much more.
Do visit tomorrow for some more beautiful plants on stamps.
Stay Healthy! Stay Happy!
2 Replies to “Kadamb”
No, not at all familiar with this tree or flower.
Now you can look out for it! Jokes apart.. we dont know so many of the trees/plants growing around us- self included. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.