酸藤 / 酸葉膠藤 sour creeper (ecdysanthera rosea)

sour creeper

酸藤是台灣常用的名字。以此名字網上搜查植物,得出十之九十台灣網站的資料,大抵是原生植物的緣故。此植物也原生於中國長江以南,是以英文的資料非常少。香港方面的資料也不多;在《樹木谷》,植物以酸葉膠藤為名。

sour creeper is native to south china and taiwan. there is very few info about the plant online in english. so let’s start from the basic. it is an evergreen vine. it flowers from spring onwards. the reason of this article is that it is now the fruiting season.

寫他,是因正值果期。這陣子到濕地公園,在往泥灘鳥屋方向的圍欄上,便看到有如蒲公英冠毛的種子,隨風飄揚。

酸藤的蓇葖果兩枚一組,伸展成扁平的V字。種子長圓形,頂著白嫩絹質種毛。比之於木棉的絮,她較輕較柔。

the fruiting season starts from summer and ends in late winter. the follicles come in pair and spread out like a very flat v. when mature they split open. seeds with a hairy crown will then spread by the wind. when that season comes, like now, you will find the surrounding caught in a candy floss situation.

酸藤 sour creeper (ecdysanthera rosea) – 植物界 plantae | 木蘭門 magnoliophyta division | 木蘭綱 magnoliopsida class | 龍膽目 gentianales order | 夾竹桃科 apocynaceae family | 酸藤屬 ecdysanthera genus | 種 species: 酸藤 e. rosea 《維基》

参考 ref.:

  • 常綠藤本,以纏繞的方式來進行攀爬,全株具乳汁。
  • 葉對生,橢圓或橢圓倒卵形,表面濃綠而有光澤,背面綠白色。
  • 聚繖花序呈圓錐狀排列,花數甚多,花萼細小,花冠潤鐘形,深五裂,淡紅色。《認識植物
  • 花期4-12月,果期7月至次年1月。
  • 中國的醫藥網站多稱為紅背酸藤。指其藥材基源為根、葉。
  • 由於葉片帶有酸味,能生津解渴,台灣早期原住民常摘取酸藤的嫩葉,當作鹽的代替品。
  •  the plant list
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