New stamp collection promotes images of biological diversity in Vietnam

Friday, 31/03/2023 16:08
Vietnam Post Corporation under the Ministry of Information and Communications has issued a new stamp collection depicting the blooming flowers from fern trees (Jacaranda mimosifolia) that grow abundantly in Da Lat city, the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong to promote the images of biological diversity in Vietnam to the public.
The stamp collection features blooming flowers from fern trees (Jacaranda mimosifolia). (Photo courtesy of Vietnam Post Corporation)

According to VNA, designed by artist Nguyen Quang Vinh, the collection includes a 54x37 mm stamp and a 105 x 80 mm block. The stamp is a close-up image of a branch of blooming Jacaranda mimosifolia flowers and the block features a row of blooming fern trees.

By using tempera watercolours, the artist has showcased the tender and poetic beauty of the flowers.

Jacaranda mimosifolia is a species of plant in the family Bignoniaceae, with a woody stem, about 10 to 15-metre-tall when mature, with wide canopy and double compound leaves. The flowers are bell-shaped, fluffy and grow in clusters. Flowering season lasts quite long, for around 3 to 4 months.

Jacaranda mimosifolia is native to the Americas and grows in places with cool climate and suitable soil. In Vietnam, it is grown the most in Da Lat city./.