Title : Korean Orchid Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2418
KPC#
C-1870 
StanGib#
2790 
Scott#
2164b 
Date of Issue
11/12/2004
Quantity
700,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino 
Original Painting
Kim, Jae-hak 
Designer
Kim, So-jeong 
Image Area
27mm x 37mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
4 x 5
(four stamps setenant) 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors
(aromatic stamp) 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The fourth packet of the "Korean Orchid Series" introduces Goodyera maximowicziana Makino, Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino, Calanthe sieboldii Decne, and Bletilla striata Reichenb fill.

Sarcanthus scolopendrifolius Makino
This is an evergreen perennial that grows on rocks and trees on the island of Jejudo and the southern coast of Korea. Its leaves are 7-10mm long, having the appearance of human fingers. Light pink flowers blossom one by one from the axil of the leaves from June to July, which resemble centipedes.