Friday, September 2, 2016

Kyrgyzstan 2016 - Flowers

COUNTRY: Kyrgyzstan
ISSUE DATE: 29 July 2016
THEME: Flora of Kyrgyzstan
CIRCULATION: 10 000 (each stamp)
STAMP SIZE: 46 х 27.5 mm
ARTWORK: Oleg Cojocari
STAMP DESIGN:Aliona Cojocari

Flora of Kyrgyzstan is notable for its incredible variety and richness. Among the reasons for this phenomenon are: the huge range of land elevations above sea level, the complicated topography and the diversity of soils. Just the Embryophyta subkingdom alone numbers nearly 4 000 species.

The KEP series consists of four stamps and one souvenir sheet and represents the most famous flowers of Kyrgyzstan, typical for various climate zones of the country.

Orchid Iris (Iris orchioides) — a perennial herbaceous plant, known since the ancient times and valued for its beauty and floral scent.
Edelweiss (Leontopodium ochroleucum) — a herbaceous plant, located in the mountainous regions of Kyrgyzstan.

Turkestan Primula (Primula turkestanica) — a beautifully blooming herbaceous plant, whose flowers appear in early Spring, which gives this plant its name.

Greig's Tulip (Tulipa greigii) — one of the most spectacular species of tulips. It blooms at the beginning of April and attracts not only with the beauty of its flowers, but also with its impressive leaves.

Common Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) — an annual herbaceous plant, whose big bright red flowers with tender and fragrant petals adorn the Kyrgyz valleys in Summer. On the sheet borders a typical mountain landscape of Kyrgyzstan and a poppy field are depicted, as well as some butterflies over blossoming poppies and a hovering eagle. A QR-code is placed in the lower left corner.




Stamp images and description thanks to Kyrgyz Express Post