Sierra Leone Post issued the stamp series feature Lotus flower in one souvenir sheet and one sheetlet which comprised of 4 stamps. The issuance are commemorative stamps for their participation at The International Stamp Exhibition, Indipex 2011.
Nelumbo nucifera, known by a number of names including Indian Lotus, Sacred Lotus, or simply Lotus, is a plant in the Nelumbonaceae family.This plant is an aquatic perennial. Under favorable circumstances its seeds may remain viable for many years, with the oldest recorded lotus germination being from that of seeds 1300 years old recovered from a dry lakebed in northeastern China.
Native to Tropical Asia, and Queensland, Australia .it is commonly cultivated in water gardens. The white and pink lotuses are national flowers of India and Vietnam, respectively.