筆管榕/雀榕 japanese superb fig (ficus superba var. japonica)

果(花-隱頭花序)期遇到筆管榕,讓人心花怒放。因為這樹一打果,絕不含蓄,一定果實纍纍。

筆管榕果,有短柄,結在樹幹上,雌雄同株。圓形的果有白斑,成熟轉為粉紅或紫紅,很受雀鳥歡迎,所以樹也稱雀榕。

至於筆管由來,《百度百科》說:「每年的四月份換葉,筆管粗的枝條頭部長著紅色的葉苞,如蘸著朱丹的毛筆」。此外,「因其葉是治療油漆和漆樹汁過敏症的良藥,別名『漆娘舅』。」

jap superb fig

it is a happy scene during japanese superb figs flowering/fruiting. abundant small spherical “fruit” flourish along the stem and main branches. in case you are not familiar, fig’s inflorescence is hypanthodium, meaning flowers are grown and hidden in spherical receptacles that developed into fruit after fertilization.

the fruit has white spots and turn deep pink or purple when mature.

this tree has a common chinese name literally says birds fig, because birds love its fruit.

jap superb fig closeup

筆管榕/雀榕 japanese superb fig (ficus superba var. japonica) – 被子植物門 angiospermae | 雙子葉植物綱 dicotyledoneae | 原始花被亞綱 archichlamydeae | 蕁麻目 urticales | 桑科 moraceae | 榕屬 ficus | 華麗榕 ficus superba | 筆管榕 ficus superba var. 中國植物圖像庫

 

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