lately when passing by places with chinese banyan (ficus microcarpa), it’s always ground-full of lovely rosy peas. just this past sunday, i experienced a show of wonder delivered by the chinese banyan standing in front of the french missionary house at battery path. some rosy pearls fell down every other few seconds. it was a quiet afternoon, i could hear them tipping and tapping the road and those smashed on the ground or being stepped by pedestrian emit a slight hint of grassy fragrance. and then sparrows came and pecked.
細葉榕的花期和果期由五月到十二月 chinese banyan blooming and fruit periods last from may to december. 《香港植物標本室》
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