China Stamps - 1995-6 , Scott 2563-66 Sweet Osmanthus, complete set, MNH-VF, fresh dealer stocks : Background : "It is a plant on the earth, It is also the only tree on the moon; As fragrant as cloranthus spicatus, It is one of the most beautiful flowers in autumn." The flower, praised by the poem, is the famous flower-sweet osmanthus, The scientific name of sweet osmanthus is Osmanthus fragants, and it has other names such as sweet-scented osmanthus, Yan Gui, and Jiu Li xiang. It is an evergreen perennial bush belonging to osmanthus family. The vigorous tree is covered with green and luxuriant leaves and thin falling branches looking beautifully. Its crown is in a ball shape. The crown of a three-to five-year-old tree is in oval of flat ball shape. Its trunk is usually two to five meters high with a diameter of 10 to 14 centimeters. Its leaves are simple and opposite and in deep green color. The buds of its flower are cymose. The flower stalk is thin with small flowers. The flower in yellow, white and red, are very fragrant. Its florescence is in August. The fruit is nut of black, ripens in nest April and May Osmanthus has a long history in China, dating back to 2,500 years ago. A book named "Mountains and Seas" recorded that there were many sweet osmanthus on the zhaoyao Mountain. Another book entitled "the spring and Autumn of Lu" also wrote that the most beautiful was osmanthus.In autumn, when osmanthus blooms, it will make the season more charming. It is the best flower in autumn.