毛菍的花和初果 blood-red melastoma / bristly red-hairy melastoma (melastoma sanguineum) blossoms and young fruit

毛菍,是原生灌木,香港郊野常見。分佈地區還有華南、東南亞。

夏季開花,花開得慷慨歡欣。紫或粉紅色闊大倒卵形花瓣,一般七塊,也有五至八塊。黃粉的花蕊嬌嬈伸展。

common melastoma flowers

葉堅紙質,形尖長,兩面被糙硬毛,基出脈五。

今年七月,花已盛開,還有機會看到新果初成。『果實杯狀球形…… 胎座肉質,為宿存萼片所包,宿萼密生紅色長硬毛。』百度百科。

blood-red melastoma is a scrub native to hong kong. their purple blooms are commonly seen in the countryside every summer. the plant is covered with scaly bristles including both sides of the leaves. leaves are elliptical and longer and pointed. flowers usually have five to eight petals. the stamens, pink and yellow, play good colour coordination with the purple petals.

now, in july, is more the flowering season of the plant. however one or two new fruit started to show. the very young fruit looks blushing and charming. when they mature, the pot-shaped capsules are brown in colour.

common melastoma young fruit

毛菍 blood-red melastoma  / bristly red-hairy melastoma (melastoma sanguineum) – kingdom: plantae | (unranked 未分級): angiosperms | (unranked 未分級): eudicots | (unranked 未分級): rosids 薔薇分支 | order: myrtales 桃金娘目 | family: melastomataceae 野牡丹科 | genus: melastoma blume 野牡丹屬 | species: melastoma candidum 毛菍 wiki

 

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