秋色:複羽葉欒樹 autumn colour: chinese flame tree (koelreuteria bipinnata)

這陣子在市區走動,冷不防數度遇到這秋色大使,荔枝角公園、北角廉政公署總部、天水圍馬路旁。桃澄澄一頭,帶來熱鬧的秋意。

didn’t realize before, chinese flame tree is not a rare planting tree type in our city. for the last week or so, i saw them at lai chi kok park, north point outside the icac hq and along a pedestrian road at tin shui wai. why they came to my attention, well , autumn is definitely their moment. they are putting happy pink on their crown.

don’t get it wrong, those are fruits not flowers.

chinese flame lck park

複羽葉欒樹倒不是冷門的道旁植樹選擇。她有頗寬美的樹冠。二回羽狀複葉,葉形俊美,有明顯的鋸齒葉緣。

夏天開小黃瓣帶紅蕊的花,有香味。繼後,結出如紙燈籠的粉紅蒴果,來鬧秋。三瓣造型,圍架成一個空心的三邊楊桃形狀,垂直從開口內望,就看到內面的種子。這些美麗可愛的果子,蠻引起我科幻的聯想,不像一個個小小太空囊嗎?

chinese flame tree fruits

chinese flame trees provide neat and pretty shade. each blade of the bipinnate leaves are handsomely jagged. long panicles of fragrant yellow flowers are followed by attractive, rose-pink papery seed capsules. they are deciduous, but leaves hold late into season, turn yellow before dropping.

chinese flame tree fruits n flowers

複葉欒樹 chinese flame tree / golden rain (koelreuteria bipinnata) – 無患子科 sapindaceae family | 欒樹屬 koelreuteria genus | 種 species: 複羽葉欒樹 bipinnata 《維基》

reference:  monvoriva

earlier post 前文:《學樹- 複葉欒樹 learning tree: bougainvillea goldrain tree》

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