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Provincial Flora & Fauna 2008  

05 November 2008

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       The stamp series of Provincial Flora and Fauna consists 33 provinces of Indonesia will be sequentially issued in 3 years from 2008 to 2010. Each issue depicts flora and fauna of randomly selected 11 provinces. In 2008, the stamp series features flora and fauna from the provinces of Bali, Gorontalo, West Java, Central Java, West Kalimantan, Maluku, Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, Papua, Riau, West Sulawesi and West Sumatera.

      Majegau (Dysoxylum densiflorum) and Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) of Bali

      Majegau (Dysoxylum densiflorum) is one of woods commonly used for Balinese carving material thanks to its strength and beautiful color and pattern. Classified as songbird, Bali Starling (Leucopsar rothschildi) can be found in Western Bali National Park in very limited number.

      Wolato (Vitex cofassus) and Flat-tail Mullet (Liza dussumerieri) of Gorontalo

      Wolato (Vitex cofassus) is categorized as hard wood commonly used for buildings material especially floor, pergola, beams as well as other exterior parts. Glat-tail mullet (Liza dussumieri) lives is coastal and brackist water and feed aigae, plankton and detritus of bottom sediment.

     Marian Plum (Bouea macrophylla) and Leopard (Phantera pardus) of Jawa Barat

     Marian Plum (Bouea macrophylla) is a kind of slowly growing plant found in humid forest area at the elevation of 300 m above sea level. Leopard (Phantera pardus) is the ultimate carnivores protected under the law inhabited forested area of Gunung Ciremai National Park, West Java.

      White Champaca (Michelia alba) and Black-naped Orielo (Oriolus chinensis) of Jawa Tengah

      White Champaca (Michelia alba) is commonlu used for ritual practices blooms over the year, especially in rainy seasons. As implied by its name, Black-naped Oriole (Oriolus chinensis) has a gold yellow color of feathers with black stripe at wings and tail.

      Borneo Tallow Nut (Shorea stenoptera) and Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinoplax vigil) of Kalimantan Barat

      Borneo Tallow Nut (Shorea stenoptera) is has been economically planted and utilized for cosmetics and perfume substance since a long time. Helmeted Hornbill (Rhinopax vigil) lives in tropical forest with high trees at the elevation of 1,500 m above sea level.

      Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) and Molucccan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis) of Maluku

      Dendrobium Orchid (Dendrobium phalaenopsis) grows at trees and rocks sufficiently exposed to sunlight at the elevation of 1,500 m above sea level. The Mollucan King Parrot (Alisterus amboinensis) is a big parrot found in humid forest in the islands of Maluku in a decreasing population.

      Golden Champaca (Michelia champoca) and Rufous Tailed Shama (Copsychus pyrropygus) of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam

      Golden Champaca (Michelia champoca) is economically planted and distilled its scented oil for perfume substance. Rufous Tailed Shama (Copsychus pyrropygus) can be found in forested area at the elevation 0f 900 m above the sea level.

      Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) and Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) of Papua

      Island Lychee (Pometia pinnata) grows at forested area of Papua at the elevation of 1,700 m above sea level and produce delicious fruit, while its woods are used for buildings, farming and sport equipments. Twelve-wired Bird of Paradise (Seleucidis melanoleuca) is endemic bird of Papua forest with beautiful color, strong beak and feet, loud voice as well as good fight endurance.

      Nibung Palm (Oncosperma tigillarium) and Blue Crowned-hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) of Riau

      Nibung Palm (Oncosperma tigillarium) is wild palm commonly grown in clumps near mangrove area. The Blue Crowned-hanging Parrot (Loriculus galgulus) lives in tropical forest generally in pack or couple with peculiar sleeping habit namely hanging upside down.

      Uru (Elmerrilia ovalis) and Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni) of Sulawesi Barat

      Uru (Elmerrilia ovalis) with nearly 45 m height and 2 m diameter stem is highly economic plant that produces strong and beautifully grained woods. Snoring Rail (Aramidopsis plateni) is protected fightless bird inhabit Lore Lindu and Nani Wartabone National Park, West Sulawesi.

     King Murberry (Morus macroura) and Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) of Sumatera Barat

     King Murberry (Morus macroura) with nearly 40 m height 1 m diameter length is one of prominent plants that yield high quality timbers.  Argus Pheasant (Argusianus argus) has a unique body with long tail nearly 2 m and a very loud voice that can be heard from a distance.




Classification of Issuance


Special Stamps

Product Code



Issue date


05 November 2008

Designs and Denominations


1/33 Bali, 2/33 Gorontalo, 3/33 West Java, 4/33 Central Java, 5/33 West Kalimantan, 6/33 Maluku, 7/33 Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam, 8/33 Papua, 9/33 Riau, 10/33 West Sulawesi, 11/33 West Sumatera.




41.60 mm x 25.31 mm



12.75 x 13.50

Sheet Composition


12 pcs (2x6) with one empty tab

Price per Sheet


Rp 27.500,00



5 colors



Tullis Russel




Printing Process



Printing Quantity


50.000 sets



Pidi Baiq





Product Code





Rp 30.000,00 per set (2 FDCs)

Printing Quantity


5.000 pcs



Tata Sugiarta

FDC #1

FDC #2


Stamp Sales Period                    : 5 November 2008 31 December 2011

Period of Validity For Postage      : 5 November 2008 31 December 2013