龍和道的金蒲桃 golden penda (xanthostemon chrysanthus) along lung wo road

今天立法會選舉公佈結果。最近龍和道上金黃閃耀,是特殊的感應?

其實是龍和道的公路中間,種植一排金蒲桃,正應時開花。

lung wo golden penda sep16

金蒲桃來自澳洲,在香港的公園和樹道蠻常見。這常綠小喬木,夏秋之間開花。金黃色的花球,來勢洶洶,而且花期長。

大家細心端詳美麗的聚傘花序,會發覺主角是濃密的雄蕊花絲而並非花瓣。

一絲一絲聚合起來成傘,爾後更會成果。世事與自然界道理也如是。

golden penda flowers sep16

yesterday the city went through the legco election, today is the result day. we are not discussing the election here. it just happened that two days ago i went pass admiralty and the government hq and i walked all the way to central. along the route, there is lung wo road. one of the core venues during the umbrella movement two years ago.

the golden penda is blossoming golden-yellow right now. it is a coincident, but i can’t help making a sentimental connection: remembering those yellow umbrella two years ago …

lung wo golden penda sep16 b

ok. back to the plant. it is native to australia. you may quite easily spot them in the city, mainly in parks and as pedestrian plant. it is an evergreen small tree in slender and up-right shape. leaves are shiny green. flowering happens late summer to autumn. it produces showy golden racemes or flowerheads.

golden penda tree sep16

金蒲桃 golden penda (xanthostemon chrysanthus) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms | (unranked): eudicots | (unranked): rosids | order: myrtales 桃金娘目 | family: myrtaceae 桃金娘科 | genus: xanthostemon 金蒲桃屬 | species: x. chrysanthus   source: wiki

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