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Ginger-Galangal Botanic Garden to Welcome the New Year's
The first set of commemorative stamp of 2016 New Year's of beautiful enticing floras from ginger-galangal plants from Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden in Chiang Mai to celebrate the Queen's 7th cycle Birthday Anniversary, printed as stamp sheets with twelve stamps in different twelve designs which appears as the continuous painting series of ginger-galangal botanic displaying portraits of white ginger, foxtail orchid, etlingera, torch ginger, siam tulip, globba, shampoo ginger.
Ginger-galangal plants have been introduced and used in Thailand for a long time as spices, herbs while some species are internationally recognized for their Vital Benefits, consequently; become economically valuable gaining an interest from public. There are studies to discover their other benefits for example their essential oils for an aromatherapy purpose. The botanic gathersmore than 180 ginger plants
Design 1: Plateau Ginger - Boesenbergia alba (K.Larsen & R.M. Sm) Mood & L.M. Prince
Design 2: Ground Ginger - Etlingera araneosa (Baker) R.M. Sm
Design 3: Malacca Alpinia - Alpinia malaccensis (Burm.f) Roscoe var. malaccensis
Design 4: Princess Ginger - Zingiber sirindhorniae Triboun & Keerat.
Design 5: Siam Platinum - Curcuma supraneeana (W.J. Kress & K. Larsen) Škorničk.
Design 6: Yellow Butterfly Ginger - Hedychium flavescens Carey ex Roscoe
Design 7: Moon Ginger - Monolophus appendicuatus (K. Larsen & Triboun) Veldk & Mood)
Design 8: Lesser Ginger - Alpinia conchigera Griff.
Design 9: Rose Torch Ginger - Etlingera hemisphaerica (Blume) R.M. Sm.
Design 10: Siam Tulip - Curcuma alismatifolia Gagnep.
Design 11: Beehive Ginger - Zingiber spectabile Griff.
Design 12: Rhynchanthus - Rhynchanthus longiflorus Hook.f.
Quantity of stamps: 400,000 pieces per design
Sheet Composition: 12 stamps per sheet (different designs)
Printing Process: Lithography, Multi-colour
Designer: Mrs. Parichart Thatsanatheb (Thailand Post Co., Ltd.)
FDC Price: 59 Baht (Salable in a set of 2 covers)
FDC Quantity: -- covers