悼 九龍公園的大葉合歡 an obituary – kowloon park’s lebbeck

前文提到一些古樹在颱風後被砍除,其中在九龍公園文物探知館的大葉合歡,前兩天親自憑弔。

previous post mentioned about a number of “old and valuable tree” being removed after typhoon vincente. i paid a personal tribute to the lebbeck at the heritage discovery centre in kowloon park three days ago.

大葉合歡  – 2012年4月(上左)如今(上右)   the lebbeck – dated apr2012 (above left);  now (above right)

簡單說說大葉合歡。這樹原生於南亞,是香港蠻常見的植樹。這樹開花和結果最易認:淡黃的花像毛毛球並散發淡香;到果實時季,扁長的莢果互相敲打,英語世界形容為長舌婦作樂。

about lebbeck, it is originate to india and burma. one trademark of lebbeck is its fruit, during the fruit season not only can you see the pods but you can hear the noise of pods shaking in the wind, thus the common names “woman’s tongue” and “rattle pod”. its flowers are also very recognizable. they are cream colored, hemispheric pom-poms. apparently, it is susceptible to wind damage.

大葉合歡 lebbeck – kingdom plantae 植物界 | division magnoliophyta 被子植物門 | class magnoliopsida – dicotyledons 雙子葉植物綱 | subclass rosidae 類真薔薇分支 | order fabales 豆目 | family fabaceae 豆科 | genus albizia durazz 合歡屬 | species albizia lebbeck (l.) benth 闊莢合歡

參考 reference::

臺中市立后里國民中學

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