海南蒲桃 jambu

前幾天,從柏麗大道清真寺旁樓梯上去九龍公園,登步雕塑園的平臺,馬上被大樹上串串紫紅的橄欖吸引。

風吹枝飄,果實卻扎實閃耀光澤。

jambu

原本大樹的造型壯美,此刻卻被累累果子搶掠風頭。

他叫海南蒲桃,還有其他更漫美名字:

閻浮樹,梵文 Jambu。相傳釋迦牟尼未出家前,曾在樹下沈思,後決定出家學道,因此為佛教聖樹之一。《維基》

烏墨樹。此名與這些美麗的果子關聯。果成熟呈紫黑色,汁亦然。嘗果口染如墨,蠻可充詩人墨客之氣。

jambu (syzygium cumini) is native to south asia including india and nepal. it is common in southern china too. this evergreen tree is handsome looking. few days ago when i passed by kowloon park near the sculpture garden, i was drawn not by the built of the tree, though. it was the beautiful olive-like fruit, the colours of red and dark purple that capture me.

because of these fruit, this tree sometimes is connected to blackberry in its common names. there is however no relationship between the two types of plant in botany study.

it is quite a scene watching bundles of the fruit in different shades of crimson swaying in the wind. the best part however is the ink-paintings these berries splash on the ground. this is why the chinese gave the name black ink to this tree because of the deep colour of the juice of the fruit.

jambu fruit

海南蒲桃 jambu (syzygium cumini) – 植物界 plantae | (unranked) : angiosperms /被子植物門 magnoliophyta | (unranked) : eudicots /雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida | (unranked) : rosids | order: myrtales 桃金孃目 | family: myrtaceae 桃金孃科 | genus: syzygium 蒲桃屬 | species 種: cumini 閻浮樹  wiki

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