水黃皮的果和黃葉 indian beech (millettia pinnata), the fruit and leaves

水黃皮在香港蠻常見。去年10月寫過水黃皮開(總狀花序紫花)。

今年從仲夏開始見到她結果,是以續篇。其果很好認,有點逗趣。中型莢果,幾顆一串,棕色木質,外形如五線譜上的音符,或標點中的逗號。

indian beech is quite common in hong kong. last october, its purple blossoms were noted on my earlier post.

its fruit season starts in late summer. the fruit is eye-catching. medium in size, the legumes remind me of staff notation and comma, the punctuation mark.

indian beech fruit

因為花、果搶眼,一直未有留意水黃皮的葉。前兩天,因其季節色彩,才留意到。水黃皮是落葉植物。葉的排列:羽狀複葉,葉的紋理和形狀大方整潔。看右邊的葉,葉尖兩鬢留綠,其餘葉片卻黃了,美。

indian beech is deciduous, thus its leaves start colouring now. Look how pretty they are in yellow; especially the one on the right, having a green fringe on each side of the tip. do give another good look at the leaves, you will then realize they are very neat looking, from the shape to the vein.

indian beech leaves

特記:前文寫水黃皮的拉丁文是pongamia pinnata。《維基》早前將此名轉引到millettia pinnata,相信後者是更合時的學名。

added note: last time i used the latin name pongamia pinnata on earlier post. but checking that name on wiki, it will then be diverted to millettia pinnata. so millettia pinnata should be the more up-to-date latin name of this plant.

 

水黃皮 indian beech (millettia pinnata) – order: fabales 豆目 | family: papilionaceae 蝶形花科 | tribe: millettieae | genus: millettia 崖豆藤屬 | species: 水黃皮種 m. pinnata

 

前文 previous post:《美麗紫色豆科 beautiful purple pea family

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