雞眼藤 little leaf indian mulberry [快影 snap]

荃灣山行時,衝衝在下山時遇見這橙色的果子。好不容易找到一點資料,名字雞眼藤(臺灣有稱百眼藤),英文的資料更零碎。

此攀援灌木原產地中國南部及西南地區,南亞、日本及台灣。白花頂生,由六個頭狀花序組成,花期4-7月,8-10月結果,果實為肉質核果聚合的聚合果。

值得留意的是此植物是巴戟天屬(台稱羊角藤屬),與我們熟知的中藥巴戟同屬。

encounter this plant during “first hike in tsuen wan”. with one photo taken, i tried looking for more info online. luckily this is a native to southern china, there are some information though not very elaborate in chinese. the chinese names mainly refer to the look of the fruit – ‘the fruit with hundred eyes’ is one – well said about its aggregate or multiple fruits.

then i got the english name little leaf indian mulberry. this plant is from a genus which many chinese are familiar with – morinda. the root of morinda is used as a herb in traditional japanese, korean and chinese medicine. in chinese medicine.

雞眼藤 little leaf indian mulberry (morinda parvifolia) – kingdom: 植物界 plantae | (unranked未分級)被子植物 angiosperms | (unranked 未分級)真雙子葉植物 eudicots | (unranked): asterids | order: 龍膽目 gentianales | family: 茜草科 rubiaceae | subfamily: rubioideae | tribe: morindeae| genus: 巴戟天屬 morinda

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