水翁果子 pretty berries of water banyan (cleistocalyx operculatus)

兩年前寫過水翁,最近又想記一下此原生常綠喬木。

上次因他的花,這次為他的果。

過了五六月的花期,踏入八月就是水翁的果期。

看到照片中的水翁果,你也許同意我的感受,小小球形漿果散發色彩和愉悅。注意果頂環狀凹入。果子初生綠色,逐漸變紅到深酒紅。

水翁並非一般的行道樹,但生長於一般郊野山邊近水地方,常見。如你不熟悉此樹,趁這陣子果期易辨,行山時留意一下;或者要有把握看到,可到濕地公園。

ch banyan fruit aug15

i wrote about water banyan two years ago during its flowering period. now it is its fruit time.

water banyan is a native to hong kong and is commonly seen in the wild where there’s water nearby. it is an evergreen tree. august and september is the fruit season. the berries are so pleasantly looking, round and small with a concave tip. they grew from green to red to deep purplish upon ripening.

if you are not familiar with this plant and want to know more, this is a good time to try spotting it when you are hiking or visiting a country park. or if you want an easy way, there are quite many chinese banyan planted in the wetland park.

ch banyan fruit aug15 b圖中下方橙色的果子是草豆蔻 note the orange fruit in front underneath is shell-flower/ beautiful galangal (alpinia katsumadai)

 

水翁 water banyan (cleistocalyx operculatus) – kingdom: plantae | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: myrtales  桃金娘目| family: myrtaceae 桃金娘科 | genus: cleistocalyx 水翁屬 | species: c.operculatus 水翁  wiki

上文參考 my post two years ago: 《水翁 water banyan

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