Title : Korean Orchid Series (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2183 
KPC#
C-1676 
MICHEL#
2210 
StanGib#
2527 
Scott#
2066c 
Date of Issue
11/12/2001 
Quantity
1,250,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Orchid
(Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw.
Original painter
Kim, Jae-hak 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 38.5mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 X 5
4 se-tenant 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, 5 colors
(aromatic stamp - the scent of oriental orchids) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The new Korean Orchid Series will be issued during the next five years from 2001 to 2005. In the first bundle of the series, a variety of orchids including Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw., Gymnadenia camtschatica (Cham.) Miyabe & Kudo, Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng. and Orchis cyclochila (Franch. & Sav.) Maxim. are featured.

Dendrobium moniliforme (L.) Sw.
This evergreen perennial plant that grow on rocks in the southern part of Korea is 5 to 25 centimeters in height. The blooms vary in hue from white to pale pink. This fragrant orchid bears one or two blossoms in May or June. Normally, the plants thrived naturally but are now on the verge of extinction as they are picked recklessly for medicinal or ornamental purposes.