Title: Definitive Postage Stamp (100 won)  
Stamp Serial#
2478 
KPC#
446 
Scott#
2184 
Date of Issue
03/02/2006 
Quantity
2,000,000
Continue to be issued as required 
Denomination
100 won 
Design
Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum Baker 
Designer
Park Eun-kyung 
Image Area
19mm x 22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
10 x 10 
Paper
White unwatermarked
Printing process
and colors
Photogravure, five colors 
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
According to the practice of periodic replacement of definitive postage stamps, the 100 won stamp featuring a dishcloth gourd, issued in March 5, 1997, is replaced by a stamp featuring a crinum (Crinum asiaticum var. japonicum Baker), starting from March 1, 2006.

Though it is easily mistaken for a type of orchid due to its name "crinum," which name in Korean is "Moonjuran," (with "ran" denoting an orchid), it is, in fact, a perennial herb belonging to the daffodil family. About 50cm tall, it grows in sandy soil at seacoasts, with leaves opening out in all directions. In July and August, its white flowers blossom, emitting a sweet scent. Around August and September, it bears globular fruits. In Korea, crinum grows only on Rabbit Island -- an island located east of Jeju Island. Rabbit Island is so called because during the hot summer season, the island, covered with white crinum flowers, looks like a white rabbit. Rabbit Island, being the crinum's northernmost habitat, has high significance in terms of scientific research and has been designated and is protected as Natural Monument No. 19.