The Philippines is more of a biological country that is home to diverse range of animals and different botanical species that are unique to the country. Rainforests boast of an array of flora, including the rare kind of pitcher plants and orchids.
Pitcher plants are tube-like leaf structures deriving its nutrients mostly by trapping insects and small critters, making them carnivorous. Some have sticky surfaces that act like fly paper, others are snap traps, closing their leaves around their prey.
To showcase the wonders of the species, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) planted stamps on March 13, 2013. The special issue branched into four different designs of genus ‘Nepenthes,’ in denomination of P10 and limited issuance of only 120,000. Stamps and Official First day covers are available at Philatelic Division, Liwasang Bonifacio, and in PHLPost regional offices.