Romania : 1965
Cluj Botanical Gardens:
Issued : 500,000 sets.
The Cluj-Napoca Botanical Garden,was founded in 1920 by Alexandru Borza.
The garden is over 14 hectares in area, with over 10,000 plants from throughout the world. It is divided into ornamental, phytogeographic (geobotanical), systematic (taxonomical), economic, and medicinal sections. Romanian flora and vegetation are represented by plants from the Transylvanian plains, the Carpathian Mountains, Banat, etc.
Among the Botanical Garden's interesting attractions are the Japanese Garden (a garden in Japanese style, with a brook and a Japanese-style house), the Roman Garden with archeological remains from the Roman colony of Napoca, among them a statue of Ceres, goddess of cereals and bread, alongside cultivated plants that dominate contemporary Romanian agriculture.
SG3314 (1965) T0589 05b botanical gardens flowers [0m2] strelitzia reginae
SG3315 (1965) T0589 10b stanhopea tigrina [0m2] orchid .
SG3316 (1965) T0589 20b botanical gardens flowers [0m2] paphiopedilum insigne
SG3317 (1965) T0589 30b zanzibar water lily [0m2] nymphaea zanzibariensis
SG3318 (1965) T0589 40b botanical gardens flowers [0m2] ferocactus glaucescens
SG3319 (1965) T0589 55b gossypium arboreum [0m2] tree cotton.
SG3320 (1965) T0589 01L botanical gardens flowers [0m2] hibiscus
SG3321 (1965) T0589 1L35 gloxinia hibrida
SG3322 (1965) T0589 1L75 victoria amazonica [0m2] Amazon
SG3323 (1965) T0589 2L30 cluj botanical gardens [0m1] botanical building.jpg
Note : The 10 bani often is queried ( I did
) as being printed upside down, however the orchid grows this way.
EFO (Error, freak or oddity) Matter on plate.