鳳凰木的根和花瓣 flame of the forest is more than the flame

每年都寫影樹/鳳凰木,因為每次花季不禁驚艷。真的,經歷那麼多的花季,那嫣紅依然震撼。

不過,花最盛的日子經來了且去,加上過去幾天的大雨(2015年首個黑雨今早來過),那片紅色風暴消退了。

以下是早陣子拍下的照片,是採取另外角度來欣賞這美麗的喬木。

成熟的影樹,都會發展很有建築美的板根。板根一般出現在熱帶樹木,作用是加緊穩固樹木。影樹的樹枝喜歡橫伸,樹冠美麗而寬闊,樹的上身份量重,自然需要盤穩的下身。

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很喜歡鳳凰木的花,不單限於熱鬧精彩的花團錦繡,就是片片花瓣也是惹人憐愛。看,每片花瓣就像為地面撒下一個舊式打字機打出的完美逗號。每一朵鳳凰花,由五片花瓣和花萼組成,花瓣當中四瓣伸展,第五瓣直立稍大且有黃白的斑點。

since this blog started, i wrote about flame of the forest every year and in different seasons. still there are more about it.

you might wonder why i still haven’t covered this species this year and it is almost off-season now. i am sorry i didn’t have the time to write about it even though i was still star-struck after all these years by the glorious flowering season few weeks earlier.

but i am not forgetting about this beautiful tree. here to share some other angles i appreciate this tree’s wonders.

a tree is an amazing nature architecture and buttress root is a close to reality evidence. many tropical trees develop buttress roots for the fact that they need real and heavy-weight support. flame of the forest is one of this kind.

not only i love the flamboyant blossoms in full bloom, i adore every of the petals. don’t they each and everyone look like a perfect comma emerged freshly from a typewriter.

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each flower is actually composed of four of these spreading petals spreading and a fifth upright petal, which is slightly larger and spotted with yellow and white.

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鳳凰木 delonix regla (flame of the forest) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: fabales 豆目 | family: fabaceae 豆科 | subfamily: caesalpinioideae 蘇木亞科 | genus: delonix 鳳凰木屬 | species: d. regia 鳳凰木

 

過往所寫 previous posts about flame of the forest:《鳳凰紅 the flame of forest, early summer 2013》、《flame of forest in winter 冬季留影 鳳凰木》、《影樹 the flame of forest》、《維園火焰 red hot victoria park》、《鳳凰城 flaming city

 

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