香港墳場的桃花心木 the west indies mahagony

由細到大都聽到「紅木傢俬」,對英文 mahogany 也有很深刻的印象。現在才將兩名字與活生生的真物連起來。

every time i read interior magazines or classical novels, mahogany always appear in houses of high taste or deep in history. the term comes to me with the colour of deep burgundy and an antique sweet hint of fragrance. there is however no real-life connection until recently.

這棵桃花心木,據《樹木谷》資料,有超過一百三十年歷史。此木學名提及西印度,原產加勒比海國家。雖然香港氣候也適合,但種植此樹並不多。有幸在典麗甯謐的香港墳場拜倒這披着粼粼心事般樹皮、伸展母儀的樹姿百年樹人。

this mama west indies mahagony is at the hong kong cemetery. it is more than 130 years old.

west indies mahagony is native to caribbean. even the climate here is suitable for this species, it is not commonly planted. so this tree is rare and very much valuable. admire the majestic posture, the round solid trunk and the bronzy scallop shape scales. 

桃花心木 west indies mahagony  (swietenia mahagoni) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked):  angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots (unranked): rosids | order: sapindales 無患子目 | family: meliaceae 楝科 | genus: swietenia 桃花心木屬 | species:  s. mahagoni 小葉桃花心木

參考 reference::

eco india

《台灣大百科全書》

新唐人電視台專題-春天桃花心木落葉繽紛

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