紅千層 stiff bottlebrush (callistemon rigidus)

 

stiff bottlebrush

紅千層與近期所寫的串錢柳是近親。但後者在香港普遍種植,而紅千層的姐妹白千層在此地也是較受歡迎的種植品種。
可能是氣候水土的考量吧,不能猜透紅千層少見本城的真正原因。
回歸植物本身。在動植物公園和香港公園最近都巧遇其開花季節。很奪目。那奶樽刷般的花序,鮮豔出眾。美妙造型尤其見於花朵初現未綻的時候。一球一球的花絲花藥包攏,充滿色彩爆發的張力。

stiff bottlebrushes
stiff bottlebrush is closely related to weeping bottlers. both have red blossoms and share the same order, family and genus in botanic term.. the latter however is more like willow, its branches are stretching down.
not sure why this species is less favoured in this city; its blossoms are really gorgeous.

紅千層 stiff bottlebrush (callistemon rigidus) – 被子植物門 magnoliophyta | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida | 桃金娘目 myrtales | 桃金娘科 myrtaceae | 紅千層屬 callistemon |genus種: 紅千層 c. rigidus 《維基》

參考 reference: 《桃金娘科的串錢柳 weeping bottlebrush (callistemon viminalis) and the family of myrtle

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