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Aquatic Plants of Malaysia

In Malaysia, most of these aquatic flowering plants are found in ponds, ditches, lakes, dams, rivers, irrigation canals and wet paddy fields. Due to their rapid growth , ability to constantly regenerate and their tolerance to a wide range of environmental conditions, some are considered weeds.

More than 15 species of these plants are edible. Some species are harvested and used as animal fodder. Paddy farmers increase their crop yield by using these plants as green manure in their fields.

Some have medicinal value, while certain species are used as ornaments and a source of oxygen in fish tanks and aquariums. Some are cultivated as ornaments in ponds while others are used to make handicrafts.

Recently, efforts have been made to rediscover the usefulness of these plants. In the past, these plants were also depicted as motifs in ancients architecture, art, woodwork, as well as on fabrics and tapestries.

These days, most of the species which require clean water to flourish are being rediscovered for other beneficial uses. They are being preserved and utilised as food for other aquatic life, grown as ornamental and aquarium plants for the horticulture and landscaping business as well as raw materials for the cottage industry.

Technical Details

Date of Issue : 11th May 2002

Stamp Value :  30 sen, 50 sen, RM1.00 setenent

Stamp Size : 40mm x 30mm

Sheet Content : 20 Stamps

M/Sheet value : RM3.00 (RM2.00 + RM1.00)

Miniature Sheet Size : 100mm x 70mm

Stamp Size in M/S : 40mm x 30mm, 30mm x 40mm

First Day Cover Value : 30 Sen

FDC Envelopes : 120,000

Perforation 14

Paper Watermarked SPM, Phosphor Coated

Printing Process Lithography

Printer : Pencetakan Keselamatan Nasional Sdn. Bhd.

Designer : Reign Associates Sdn. Bhd.

 

 

Full Sheets

 

Price USD19.90

 

 

MINIATURE SHEETS

    

Price USD1.90

 

 

FIRST DAY COVER x 2

(Stamps + M/S)

Price USD3.90

 

Item USD

MNH Stamps (4v)

1.90

Set of 2 FDCs

3.90

Miniature Sheet

1.90

Set of 3 Full Sheets

19.90


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