The U.S. Postal Service presents a collection of Beautiful Cactus Post Office First-Class Forever Stamps. showcasing the unexpected beauty of cactus flowers. This set of stamps features ten different designs. each depicting a photograph of the flower from a specific cactus species.

The ten cacti featured on the stamps are Opuntia engelmannii. Rebutia minuscula. Echinocereus dasyacanthus. Echinocereus poselgeri. Echinocereus coccineus. Pelecyphora aselliformis. Parodia microsperma. Echinocactus horizonthalonius. Thelocactus heterochromus. and Parodia scopa. Each stamp design is presented twice within the booklet. offering a total of twenty stamps.

It’s worth noting that the nomenclature of cacti is subject to change as botanical studies and DNA analysis continue to provide new insights. At the time of printing. the names associated with the cacti on the stamps were accurate. Common names are also used for cacti. and some plants may have multiple names in popular usage.

Cacti are perennial succulent plants known for their distinctive ability to store water. They belong to the Cactaceae plant family and are characterized by their spiny or thorny appearance. While there is ongoing debate among experts about the exact number of cactus species. more than 1.500 species are currently recognized. Cacti are primarily native to the Americas. ranging from Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta to the southern regions of Argentina and Chile. The southwestern United States and Mexico boast the greatest diversity and abundance of cacti.

With their captivating and diverse forms. cactus flowers are a true testament to the beauty of nature. The Beautiful Cactus stamps provide an opportunity to appreciate and celebrate the unique charm of these flowering succulents. while also highlighting the rich botanical heritage of the Americas. Whether used for mailing letters. collecting. or simply admiring their aesthetic appeal. these stamps are a wonderful addition to any cactus enthusiast’s collection.


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Cactus 2019 USPS First-Class Forever Stamps

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