two days back i happened to pass by tsim sha tsui, so i spent extra minutes to check out the century-old chinese banyan along nathan road. couldn’t help worrying these nature treasures of our city are ailing and soon to leave us.
then i route to kowloon park. while i was enjoying a stroll under the hot sunlight, i spotted an old and valuable tree tag nearby the maze. i realized the existence of an old & valuable tree here before, but the tag was invisible in the past due to the dense shrubs around. finally i saw it this time.
jambolan plum is a slow-growing evergreen tree and quite common in this city as the species is native to southeast asia and india. leaves are leathery with yellow midrib. we can see the early fruit now.
check out the high fruit season of jambolan plum from this blog《海南蒲桃 jambu》posted two years ago.
烏墨/海南蒲桃 jambolan plum/ jambu (syzygium cumini) – 植物界 plantae | (unranked) : angiosperms /被子植物門 magnoliophyta | (unranked) : eudicots /雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida | (unranked) : rosids | order: myrtales 桃金孃目 | family: myrtaceae 桃金孃科 | genus: syzygium 蒲桃屬 | species 種: s. cumini 烏墨 wiki