spider tree (crateva unilocularis) is native to asia. there is not much information in english on the internet. but if you are a follower of this blog, you won’t find this plant a stranger because every spring (and in other season too) i wrote about it.
過去所寫有關樹頭菜的 previous posts about spider trees:
it is my ritual starting two years ago to chase spider tree blossoms along price edward road west around this time of the year. you however do not need to run particularly to that stretch of road (even though i highly recommend it) for the flowering season of spider tree. spider trees are common on the streets of hong kong. and, you won’t miss them as the crowns are all in gold and silver during sunny days. the blossoms start in white and later turn yellow and the red filaments are stretching out like spider legs.
some spider trees in the city 城中偶攝地點包括：
天水圍公眾泳池外 outside tin shui wai public swimming pool
旺角雀仔街（園圃街雀鳥花園）yuen po street bird garden
嘉道理道與太子道西 kadoorie avenue & prince edwards road west
遮打花園 charter garden
香港公園 hong kong park
九龍公園 kowloon park
樹頭菜 spider tree (crateva unilocularis) – 十字花目 brassicales order | 山柑科 capparaceae family | 魚木屬 crateva genus | 種 species: 樹頭菜 c. unilocularis 《維基》