金杯藤 cup of gold (solandra maxima)

這植物來自中南美,人和自然的性味原來真的緊扣,金杯藤同樣發放美洲人的熱情奔放。

木質藤本,藤莖粗大纏繞盤伸,具蒼勁毛筆字的勁道。葉深綠亮澤,長橢圓形,互生。

最不得了的是那金杯大花。這相片可證明,一天經過堅道,明明人在對面馬路,遙遙就見到堅道花園黃燦燦的金杯! (堅道花園  caine road park)

金杯藤花最初是淡黃色,盛放後變金黃。芬芳。有雄蕊五枚;花冠五淺裂,每裂片中間有紫褐色紋理。

金杯藤近年開始普及種植公園,但植物有毒性。

endemic to central america, this vigorous woody vine is also known as hawaiian lily.

cup of gold bores thick stemmed liana, quite big and leathery green leaves and large chalice-shaped yellow flowers.

the flowers start out yellow and turn deeper golden as they age. they are fragrant, especially at night, with a scent reminiscent of coconut. the five lobes of the corolla are reflexed, and each lobe is marked with a narrow purplish brown ridge on the inside. (ref: floridata.com)

most likely because of the catchy blossoms, this plant is planted in more urban parks in recent years. however the plant is poisonous in many parts.

 (甘肅街休憩公園  kansu street sitting out park)

金杯藤 cup of gold (solandra maxima) – kingdom: plantae 植物界 | (unranked) 演化支: angiosperms 被子植物 | (unranked) 演化支: eudicots 真雙子葉植物 | (unranked) 演化支: asterids 菊類植物 | order: solanales 茄目 | family: solanaceae 茄科 | genus 屬: solandra | species 種: s. maxima 金杯藤   (source: wiki)

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