蓮霧 (南洋蒲桃) java apple

蓮霧,從名字到水果的外形和味道,都讓人神眩。

前兩天,到植物公園。忽然,被遠處濃濃的嫩紅攝住。馬上走近,方發覺不是花,而是滿樹的紅果。未料到,印象仙氣的蓮霧,真身竟可如此熱鬧喜氣的。

fews day ago i went to the botanic garden. suddenly i was caught by a lot of red shinning from a big tree in far. immediately i ran to check out what flowers they were. then i was spellbound by the beauty of the rosy fruit and the density. apparently, when mature, the plant is a busy and heavy bearer. this tropical evergreen tree can have as much as three blossoming and fruiting seasons, each yielding a crop of up to hundreds of bell-shaped berries.

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資料說兵頭花園有最少兩棵百年南洋蒲桃,會包括這棵嗎?

a note on this particular tree at botanic garden, this could be one of the over a century old java apples ; according to the register of old and valuable tree, there are at least two java apple trees in the garden which are over 100 years old.

java apple 1

南洋蒲桃,常綠喬木,原產於馬來半島,在馬來西亞、印尼、菲律賓和台灣普遍栽培。一年可開花結果多達兩三次。樹可高越10米。樹皮灰白,枝條樹皮平滑。葉橢圓形,單葉對生,全緣,先端具短突尖,厚紙質,下表皮具腺點。花兩性,腋生,雄蕊多數,花托筒與子房連生,淡黃白色,花瓣呈倒卵形。漿果,倒圓錐形,頂端扁形。

clearly the fruit is the soul of this plant, its common names include java apple, wax apple and bell fruit. it is native to the malay peninsula but widely cultivated in the tropics. taiwan for example is well-known for planting and exporting of her pingtung wax apples.

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南洋蒲桃 java apple (syzygium samarangense) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: myrtales 桃金娘目 | family: myrtaceae 桃金孃科 | genus: syzygium赤楠屬 | species: s. samarangense

參考 reference: 《百度百科》; 《認識植物(莊溪) 》;  wiki

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