秋色 2015 - 欒樹紅 appreciating autumn – the pink of chinese flame tree

大家都愛秋說秋追秋。但秋就在身邊,只要懂和珍惜,隨時可賞。

香港不少地方栽種複葉欒樹這亞洲原生的樹木,印象深刻的有天水圍幾段馬路旁和荔枝角公園。而感覺最詩意一定要算九龍寨城公園的複羽葉欒樹群,一片寧目寧神的黛紅,沉靜綻放色彩。

可不要以為這是樹的花;複葉欒樹的花是黃色的。這粉紅立體的,是三稜氣球狀的蒴果。

ch flame kln walled c park 2015 b

every autumn people get excited talking about traveling near or far to trace after the dramatic autumn colours. travel brings a lot of fun. but i’d like to remind you my friend that sometimes and many times autumn is around us.

the chinese flame tree, for one, a very commonly planted species in this city, has already lightened up for the season.

check out the adorable rose-coloured tiny “lanterns”. these are the capsules (fruit) of the plant. inside the papery husk, you can find round black seeds. if you want to check out the flowers, remember to check them out earlier next years. blossoms are in yellow.

ch flame kln walled c park 2015 a

the photos above were taken at kowloon walled city park. another widely known park to  appreciate chinese flame tree in the city is lai chi kok park.

同場加映,華富邨外山坡的野生欒樹,另有種不修飾的風味。

here are some wild chinese flame tree i spotted along a slope outside wah fu estate on hong kong island south.

ch flame kln walled c park 2015 c

複羽葉欒樹 chinese flame tree / golden rain tree (koelreuteria bipinnata) – 無患子科 sapindaceae family | 欒樹屬 koelreuteria genus | 種 species: 複羽葉欒樹 bipinnata 《維基》

已經寫過兩次此樹種,不累贅重覆資料,第一次留意此樹的朋友,請參看前作  i wrote about this tree twice, so if read about this species for the first time, please check out my previous posts for more about this tree:

複葉欒樹 learning tree: bougainvillea goldrain tree》; 《秋色:複葉欒樹 autumn colour: chinese flame tree (koelreuteria bipinnata)

more ref. 更多參考中文in english

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