查究資料，此植物原生中國。難怪西方人都愛加上 chinese 在俗名上。資料也說花是有香氣的，但這陣子看到的樹都很高大，而且都在市內，未有感覺到那香氣。
third time this blog wrote about this tree but a different english common name each time. this time golden raing tree is used to match the blooming season of the species. it is the first time i saw its flowers, really thrilled.
golden rain tree is native to asia particularly china. it is a deciduous tree with gifts. it delivers unique stunt every season. previous posts of this blog are all about its fruit in late autumn. now we are looking at the golden flowering season around summer to autumn. let me quote a pretty description of this tree from the EDIS website :
“A yellow carpet of fallen petals, delicate leaflets which cast a mosaic of welcoming shade, and large clusters of persistent rose-colored, papery capsules all help to make Chinese flame-tree a very popular landscape tree”
when you look at each of the blossoms closely, it is petite and delicate (and fragrant), yellow petals with a touch of red at the base. while you pull back and check the tree crowns, yellow terminal panicles are showy and impressive.
adding to the wonder, some of the flowers are matured and started turning to fruit. it is really magical imaging how those tiny yellow blossoms turn into lovely papery pink husks of fruit.
複羽葉欒樹 golden rain tree / chinese flame tree (koelreuteria bipinnata) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked 未分級): angiosperms | (unranked 未分級): eudicots 雙子葉植物綱 | (unranked 未分級): rosids 薔薇植物 | order: sapindales 無患子目 | family: sapindaceae 無患子科 | genus: koelreuteria 欒屬 | species: k. bipinnata 復羽葉欒樹 ~ source: wiki
earlier post 前文: 《秋色 2015 － 欒樹紅 appreciating autumn – the pink of chinese flame tree》、《秋色：複羽葉欒樹 autumn colour: chinese flame tree (koelreuteria bipinnata)》、《學樹- 複葉欒樹 learning tree: bougainvillea goldrain tree》