Title : Korean Orchid Series (1st Issue) 
Stamp Serial#
2185 
KPC#
C-1678 
MICHEL#
2212 
StanGib#
2529 
Scott#
2066a 
Date of Issue
11/12/2001 
Quantity
1,250,000 
Denomination
170 won 
Design
Orchid
(Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng.
Original painter
Kim, Jae-hak 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm  
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.

Habenaria radiata (Thunb.) Spreng.
This perennial plant grows in the wet grasslands in the central and southern part of the nation and is 20 to 40 centimeters in height. White in hue, one to four blossoms bloom in the trunk of the plant from July to August. Suggesting the image of a night heron in flight, the shape of the flower is truly beautiful.