紫色的嫩芽 – 木荷 chinese guger-tree’s (schima superba) unique purple sprout

感覺魔幻的色彩,讓那個常陰時雨的早上在香港仔水塘的行程,灰暗全消。

紫色的幼枝,跟成樹後面貌不一樣。

其實木荷是本土樹,屬常綠喬木,樹冠濃茂。單葉互生,革質,無毛,橢圓或矩圓狀,邊緣有鈍鋸齒,中脈葉背隆起。

初夏開花,具芳香,白花黃蕊,近大頭茶模樣但較小型。果期秋後,圓形蒴果,木質五裂。

the purplish blue plays magic. it was a drizzling morning at aberdeen country park. but once i spotted this young plant, the world light up.

this native plant when mature does not bear any resemblance of what we are seeing now.

chinese guger-tree or schima is from the tea family, or theaceae. it is a handsome evergreen tree, closely related to gordonia. thus the flowers are attractive white flowers with yellow stamens. blooming time is late spring to early summer.

deep green leaves are alternately arranged, leathery with blunt serrated edge.

木荷 chinese guger-tree (schima superba) -植物界 plantae kingdom | 被子植物門 magnoliophyta division | 雙子葉植物綱 magnoliopsida class | 杜鵑花目 ericales order | 山茶科 theaceae family | 木荷屬 schima genus | 種:木荷 schima superba (資料:維基中文)

 

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