去年五月寫過《吊瓜樹含苞 not yet sausage tree》。當時正值開花時候。
last may i wrote about this tree in the city hall garden, it was “not yet sausage tree”. few days i go i went to visit the city hall in the afternoon. here come the sausages!
the fruit of this african native is a woody berry. it can weigh up to 10 kg! no wonder every fruit season, city hall will put a notice under the tree warning about fallen fruit.
this is a special tree, its flowers and fruits are showy; display themselves almost like designer goods. the chinese common name is a well match – chandeliers tree.
吊瓜樹 susage tree (kigelia africana) – order: lamiales 唇形目 | family: bignoniaceae 紫葳科 | tribe: coleeae | genus: kigelia 吊燈樹屬 (臘腸樹屬) | 種 genus: 吊燈樹(臘腸樹) k. africana