白蟾 cape jasmine

白蟾,是梔子的一(變)種。白色花開,像舞孃扭擺的舞衣,芳香的蔷薇。由含蓄花苞到放開身段,婀娜莹苗。而她的花蕊,熏黃有勁,結的果,形態曼妙,為中醫入藥治熱瀉火。

cape jasmine is native to asia. its flower from birth to blossom is like a tango dancer dressing in white, swirling elegance and dynamic. the fragrance is rich yet delicate. and its fruit is unique.

梔子 cape jasmine (gardenia jasminoides) – 植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class | 龍膽目 gentianales order | 茜草科 rubiaceae family | 梔子屬 gardenia genus | 梔子種g. jasminoides species

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  • 梔子,常綠灌木。又名木丹、卮子、越桃、水橫枝、黃梔子、白蟾花。廣披針形至倒卵形的葉子對生或3葉輪生,葉片革質全緣,先端和基部鈍形,表面翠綠有光澤;春夏開白色花,頂生或腋生,有短梗,極芳香;漿果卵形,黃色或橙色。《維基百科
  • 中醫上以果實入藥,性寒、味苦,功能清熱瀉火,主治熱病心煩、目赤、黃疸、吐血、衄血、熱毒瘡瘍等症。《維基百科
  • 名子的由來: “卮”為古時酒杯的名稱,梔指它的果實樣子《樹木谷
  • gardenia jasminoides, (common gardenia, cape jasmine or cape jessamine) is a fragrant flowering evergreen tropical plant. it originated in asia and is most commonly found growing in vietnam, southern china, taiwan, japan and india. it has been in cultivation in china for at least a thousand years, and was introduced to english gardens in the mid 18th century. (source: wikipedia)
  • it gained its association with the name jasmine as the botanist and artist georg dionysius ehret had depicted it and queried whether it was a jasmine as the flowers resembled the latter plant. the name stuck and lived on the old common name and scientific epithet. the common names cape jasmine and cape jessamine derive from the earlier belief that the flower originated in cape of good hope, south africa. (source: wikipedia)
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