Title : Protection of Endangered Species Special
Stamp Serial#
2049 
KPC#
C-1563 
MICHEL#
2077 
StanGib#
2384 
Scott#
2018c 
Date of Issue
02/25/2000 
Quantity
750,000 
Denomination
170 Won 
Design
Sedirea japonica(Lindenb. et Rchb. f.) Gray et Sweet 
Designer
Lee, Gi-seog 
Image Area
26mm * 36mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 * 3  
Paper
White unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
Since 1994, the Ministry of Information and Communication has annually issued special stamps of rare and endangered animal and plant species in an effort to bring public attention to their plight and encourage the drive to protect them. Take note that Sedirea japonica (Lindenb. et Rchb. f.) Gray et Sweet, Lillium cernum Komarov, Hibiscus hamabo Sieb. et Zucc., and Cypripedium japonicum Thunberg are the first aromatic stamps issued in Korea. How about greeting this coming spring with these stamps laden with the scent of violets.

Sedirea japonica (Lindenb. et Rchh. f) Gray et Sweet.
This perennial herb dwells on evergreen trees and rocks in southern regions of Korea. The leaves are elongated ovals 8~15 cm long, thick, and dentde at the edges. This plant produces from four to ten pale greenish-white blossoms in a raceme from June to Auguest. It is chiefly found on the islands of Koje-do, Pogil-do, Chin-do, and Cheju-do.