Title : Korean Orchid Series (4th Issue)
Stamp Serial#
2419
KPC#
C-1871 
StanGib#
2791 
Scott#
2164c 
Date of Issue
11/12/2004
Quantity
700,000 
Denomination
220 won 
Design
Calanthe sieboldii Decne  
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.

Calanthe sieboldii Decne
This evergreen perennial inhabiting the islands of Anmyeondo, Jejudo and Ulleungdo has oval-shaped leaves and is 20-30cm in length and around 10cm wide. Five to 15 aromatic yellow flowers bloom from April to May. It usually grows in bunches, creating a spectacular view of golden-colored flowers.