德國的闊葉椴和香港的破布葉 large-leaved lime in germany & microcos in hong kong

五月底與家人出發德國旅行十天,上天眷顧,全程幾乎好天氣,藍天艷陽,巧遇大地進入初夏,清淨大氣下,周圍綠耀花香,美不勝收。 一路旅遊,名勝古蹟間的公路行人道、園林或景點的花園,放眼美麗高大有閱歷的樹木,很多是香港少見的寒帶樹種,樂意開眼界將不同國度經度緯度的綠林放入認知;另外,有一種抓住我的眼球和心房:有著美麗魁梧的樹形,茂密喜綠的樹葉中間著盈盈奶油黃色的花朵和粉綠的苞片。由於到處可見,旅遊到回程返港,一直懸念追尋樹名樹種資料。 嘗試詢問當地導遊叔叔,他以德文說樹名『鈴』(音:電話鈴單車鈴的象聲發音)『度』,並用德腔英文說花可用茶。  i went with my parents to germany for a 10-day tour starting end of may. we were blessed with almost non-stop blue sky and sunshine. summer just arrived meanwhile. many of the places we visited trees and grass were so green and flowers were blossoming. what a beautiful journey. on top of... Continue Reading →

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rapsberry! 樂是啤梨! ~正名茅莓 rubus parvifolius

近一個星期,在家不遠一道斜坡草叢發現 rapsberry 樂是啤梨,忍不住每天去看,每天拍照。 一直以為 raspberry 是很外國的果子,經翻查資料,才知道這品種「茅莓」,是東亞及大洋洲原生的。 for the past few days, i can’t help walking up the hill not too far from home and check out those adorable ruby-like fruit ripening away along a grassy shrubby slope.  坊間一般稱這為紅桑子,我卻喜歡以士多啤梨的翻譯邏輯稱之為「樂是啤梨」。 據中國的網站資料,此攀爬灌木別名有紅梅消、茅莓懸鉤子、蛇泡簕等。一提,蛇泡簕在香港的植物詞彙指另一同屬植物 rubus reflexus。 百度上資料指植物果期為7、8月。不肯定是南北地域差別,還是氣候影響,這些果子在4月底便開始出現了。 i thought raspberry is a very western fruit. the fact is that there... Continue Reading →

市區樹木春花快影 spring flowers of city trees, apr 2018

進入四月,春天已晚,但城內花之盛卻如潮湧。 今年的春季跟隨近年氣候的不確定習性,有過一兩天典型雨霧,但據天文臺資料,三月日照時間特長;而進入四月竟然天氣回涼而且乾燥,清明時節沒有雨紛紛。 但人總是愛眼前嬌,滿城春花處處,實在有應接不暇之感。同時覺得總要紀錄下來。 this is an unusual spring. but under the global climate change, unusual is the current normal. we have a long bright & clear, and a little cooler spring. our old normal spring used to brief, moist and warm. yet i can’t help feeling excited seeing and smelling the colourful and fragrant spring... Continue Reading →

兩粵黃檀花期 bentham’s rosewood (dalbergia benthamii) flowers

遇到本土植物,且沒有寫過的,就很有衝動紀錄下來。 兩粵黃檀開花場面是鋪天蓋地式的,充滿爆發力。 白色花冠細小,逐朵細看就是蝶形花科的特色。群花去賞,總是覺得每朵小花鮮白得銳利如小戟。 圓錐花序腋生,茂密程度猶如一支支花棒。 這植物原生香港、廣東、廣西等地,木質藤本(也有算成灌木) 生長及攀緣於疏林的樹木上,霎眼還以為她們也是大樹。 兩粵黃檀的葉也有工整美,葉片卵形互生近革質。 this is a hong kong and southern china native. we are right at its flowering season. i am a shallow person, always connect a climber with the impression of limp and weak. this woody climber proves me wrong. the typical papilionaceous white florets boom in density. the flowering... Continue Reading →

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