温室中的海棠 begonia

雖然是人為產物,很喜歡香港公園的溫室,因為那濃濃蘊氤的綠意,且充满我爱的蕨類植物。

這天額外收穫,遇到海棠花期。小時列印腦海,海棠總連著秋。原來秋海棠是花科和花屬名稱,有四季也有春季開花的。

i like visiting the greenhouse in the hong kong park a lot, because of the thick moist green atmosphere in there and because it grows a lot of fern in it.

yesterday i got a bonus. the begonia is in season.

even though wikipedia describes their flowers as ‘showy’, i found begonia gentle and soft-spoken, compare to like roses and orchid which are more glossy and bold.

and one cannot miss appreciating the leaves of begoniaceae. they are of different shapes and have their different styles of marking and colours.

參考臺灣網站,这大概是星點秋海棠,屬南美品種。不少海棠被列入觀葉品種。這絕對列入我愛觀賞之列。在這溫室中不少海棠未見有花,她們的葉展示獨特的斑紋:鐵綠、紫紅、銀灰,有些葉片更如畫布, 質地厚感皺茸 。而這星點點綴的,葉片像荷葉,邊緣有刺毛,柔薄中有質感,花紋的呈現如潑墨。

參考:維基百科 – 海棠

  • 宋朝彭淵材平生有五恨:「一恨鰣魚多骨(刺),二恨金橘(桔)太酸,三恨蓴菜性冷,四恨海棠無香,五恨曾子固不能作詩。」

ref – wiki  

  • begonia is a genus in the flowering plant family begoniaceae. the only other member of the family begoniaceae is hillebrandia, a genus with a single species in the hawaiian islands. the genus symbegonia is now included in begonia. “begonia” is the common name as well as the generic name for all members of the genus.
  • the plants are monoecious, with unisexual male and female flowers occurring separately on the same plant, the male containing numerous stamens, the female having a large inferior ovary and two to four branched or twisted stigmas. in most species the fruit is a winged capsule containing numerous minute seeds, although baccate fruits are also known. the leaves, which are often large and variously marked or variegated, are usually asymmetric (unequal-sided).
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