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,... Continue Reading →

一家大小市區麻雀篇 tree sparrow families

深春初夏,雀鳥進入繁殖期。我家住鬧市,有幸大廈背靠綠樹坡。清晨在窗外綠影鳥鳴伴醒,最是幸福。有朋友、也有新聞報導有市民有感鳥聲嘈耳煩擾要投訴,實在不能苟同。 這個季節,如到郊外,是觀賞夏候鳥的時節。但在城市內,鳥兒也在我們附近; 特別在一些老樓房屋簷下,我們的鳥朋友都在開枝散葉。 deep spring to early summer birds are busy breeding and raising families. not only we can witness such sweetness in the wild, such life stories are happening around us in the city as well. our very close buddies, eurasian tree sparrows love building nests in small spaces hidden here and there in... Continue Reading →

銀樺與紅花銀樺 silky oak and red silky oak

這陣子兩種銀樺均在爆發。實在覺得她們的花朵和果實色彩和型態很吸引。 這兩個近親原籍澳洲。銀樺原生昆士蘭及新南威爾斯等地區,而紅花銀樺原產地就是昆士蘭,大概因此又稱昆士蘭銀樺。 兩者都是引入品種,銀樺該比較長時間了,所以較多見,也會發現接近野生型態的。銀樺與紅花銀樺也有大小的差別,後者屬大型灌木,前者則是高大的喬木。 have spotted the two silky oaks booming lately. the silky oak and red silky oak are both australian natives. perhaps the latter specifically originated from queensland, it also has a chinese common name queensland silky oak. we see silky oak more in hong kong, so i am making the assumption that it... Continue Reading →

快影: 美利的節果決明 2017 the murray’s pink & white shower, quick snaps

一年一度。 around this time every year. 五月頭 beginning of may 四月底  end of april 節果決明 pink and white shower (cassia javanica var. indochinensis) – kingdom plantae  植物界 | (unranked): angiosperms  | (unranked): rosids | order fabales  豆目 | family fabaceae 豆科 | genus cassia 決明屬 | species cassia javanica 節果決明  (source: wiki)   以往有關此樹貼文 previous... Continue Reading →

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