Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Aquatic Plants of Malaysia

In Malaysia, most of the aquatic flowering plants are found in ponds, ditches, lakes, dams, rivers, irrigation canals and wet paddy fields.

Although some are considered weeds, these plants do have their own beneficial values. More than 15 species of these plants are edible and some are harvested and used as animal fodder. Some have medicinal value, while certain species are used as ornaments and a source of oxygen in fish tanks.

This stamp issue by Pos Malaysia features four species of aquatic plants found in Malaysia :

1.   Water trumpet  (Keladi Paya)
2.   Water lily  (Kiambang Malaysia)
3.   Water mimosa  (Kangkong Puteri)
4.   Arrow-leaf pondweed  (Keladi Agas)


Date of Issue : 11 May 2002
Postmark : Kuala Lumpur
Denomination : 30 sen, 50 sen and 2 x RM1
Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm
Paper : Watermarked, Phosphor Coated
Printing Process : Lithography


The flower of water lily is said to have a soothing and tranquilizing impact on the nervous system which makes the flower valuable for treating conditions such as nervous anxiety, insomnia as well as other problems involving agitation of the nerves.

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