mango is a popular fruit in hong kong. mango trees are also commonly seen in hong kong. the trees however do not receive the level of attention other common city trees in hong kong are having. hong kongers love and praise the flame of forest, tree cotton, chinese banyan, camphor … the list go on.
i want to do some justice to mango tree. i love mango tree, because of its many qualities. the tree can grow, it looks majestic with its height and rich and full crown.even though the colour of the flower is not as sharp as some other plant. when a tree blossom, the crown turns to a fluffy brownish-yellow big ball when look from far. it is so adorable. when the fruit season comes, i enjoy the “violence” it gives to our street life. the fruits splash and paint pollack on the pavement with their green skins and yellow flesh.
a close-up gives you another prospective of the details. the inflorescene ressembles coral; with pinkish red stalk and hundreds of brownish yellow tiny flowers arranged in terminal panicles.
芒果 mango (mangifera-indica) – kingdom: plantae | division: angiospermae 被子植物門 | (unranked): rosids 雙子葉植物綱 | order: sapindales 無患子目 | family: anacardiaceae漆樹科 | genus: mangifera芒果屬 | species: m. indica wiki
- 印度教徒認爲芒果花的五瓣代表愛神卡馬德瓦的五支箭，用芒果來供奉女神薩拉斯瓦蒂。 《中文百科線上》
- the mango is native to south asia. mango trees grow up to 35–40 m (115–130 ft) tall, with a crown radius of 10 m. the trees are long-lived, as some specimens still fruit after 300 years.
- the mango is the national fruit of india, pakistan and the philippines. it is also the national tree of bangladesh.
- in hinduism, the perfectly ripe mango is often held by lord ganesha as a symbol of attainment, regarding the devotees potential perfection. mango blossoms are also used in the worship of the goddess saraswati. wiki