Title : Korean Orchid Series (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2184 
KPC#
C-1677 
MICHEL#
2211 
StanGib#
2528 
Scott#
2066d 
Date of Issue
11/12/2001 
Quantity
1,250,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Orchid
(Gymnadenia camtschatica (Cham.) Miyabe & Kudo
Original painter
Kim, Jae-hak 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
30mm x 40mm 
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.

Gymnadenia camtschatica (Cham.) Miyabe & Kudo
This perennial plant, which grows deep in the mountains of Korea, is 20 to 50 centimeters in height. The blooms are light reddish in color. The flower forms a raceme of 5 to 15 centimeters from May throughout July. It is a rare strain that grows wild in Ulleung Island in North Gyeongsang Province and in the high mountains in the northern part of Korea.