吊瓜了 here come the sausages

去年五月寫過《吊瓜樹含苞 not yet sausage tree》。當時正值開花時候。

上星期,特別去探望大會堂。瓜出爐了!

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!

sausage tree fruits 13

這些圓柱形的「香腸果」,堅實粗大,不開裂,長一尺開外,重可達五到十公斤。(參考《中國科學院》)

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.

吊瓜樹又名吊燈樹,原產於西非,高可達二十米。主幹粗壯,樹冠廣圓,好蔭蔽,獨樹可成景。

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.

sausage tree 13

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

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