Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Special Cover on Kedarpatri to be issued during Basant Ke Rang (Colours of spring), State Flower Show at Dehradun – 22nd February 2014

Started in 2003, the State Flower Show is held at Raj Bhawan, Dehradun, every year. Releasing of special cover and cancellation is customary in the flower show as it is part of the official agenda, courtesy to the then Governor H.E. Sh. Sudarshan Agarwal, who himself is a keen philatelist. Special covers have been released in 2003, 2004 and 2006 to 2013. This year the flower show will be held on 22nd and 23rd February 2014. Special cover on Kedarpatri (Skimmia laureola) will be released on 22-02-14 by the Governor H.E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi. Kedarpatri has medicinal values and is also favourite food of musk deer. It is found at 2400-3600 mt. height in northern India. It is a strongly aromatic evergreen shrub, creeping or erect to 150 cm., with simple rather thick leathery, oblanceolate to oblong-elliptic, shortly pointed leaves, and very compact terminal clusters of yellow flowers, flowering from April to June.
Courtesy: Abhai Mishra, Dehradun

No comments:

Post a Comment