水翁花引發的世界 insects love water banyan

不止一次寫水翁了。這次集中談水翁花。水翁正值花期。 水翁是原生植物,愛生長附近有水的地方。圓錐花序,愛簇生於無葉的樹枝上。開起花來,非常熱鬧。不單指花勢,也指吸引不同的昆蟲到來。 third posts on water banyan. every early summer this native species blossoms away. little cream-coloured flowers cluster at nodes of the branches. these flower cones look really busy as different insects come visiting. 有蝴蝶,包括報喜斑粉蝶。butterflies suck into the nectar, including redbase jezebel (bottom photo). 報喜斑粉蝶 redbase jezebel (delias pasithoe) - kingdom: animalia 動物界 |... Continue Reading →

昂坪樹木徑植物紀錄 2016.2.28 ngong ping tree path journal

二月最後一個星期天,早上仍有寒意和霧氣,及後陽光將藍天帶來,第一次走上昂坪樹木徑,必須作個紀錄。 沿心經簡林方向走,路程不很長,十數分鐘,有一般郊野所見景致,如廢置的村屋、老樹;也有一片茶園,見證昂坪由從前到現在的民生和歷史點滴。 this past sunday, it felt quite chilly in the morning. i went to ngong ping to check the tree walk there for the first time. it is easy to find the way. follow the route to the “wisdom path”. it took 15 minutes or so to reach if started from the bus terminal.... Continue Reading →

鴨腳木 ivy tree (schefflera heptaphylla)

鴨腳木是香港尋常的樹種。每年入冬,頓感其美妙。 鴨腳木蠻漂亮,她的掌狀複葉,她的常綠;而且植物很多部分都有用,但本城的人對她注目甚少。替她不值。 ivy tree is native to south china and is very common in the countrysides of hong kong. it is a pretty plant: evergreen, the palmately compound leaves, a plant of many usages to human; a pity that not many local people know to appreciate. 進入秋天,便是花季。淡黃小花一發不可收拾,頭狀之總狀花序猶如繁鬧的煙花焰球,而色彩中有種嫺靜。人們不知寶,蜜蜂蝴蝶卻趕忙膜拜。 ivy tree turns really attractive starting autumn. that’s... Continue Reading →

黃荊/牡荊 vitex negundo var. cannabifolia

覺得黃荊/牡荊的名字,女性中有種剛健,像俠女的名字。事實上此落葉灌木的枝條葉片花朵,形態標緻秀麗而不妖嬈。 vitex negundo var. cannabifolia is native to southern china and se asia. it is a deciduous shrub and has neat and pretty details. 牡荊容易從枝葉花果辨認,枝葉具香氣;掌狀複葉,小葉通常有五枚,有時三枚,修長橢圓狀卵形。牡荊的小花,唇形淡紫色,頂生,圓錐花序。開於夏季,蜜源豐富,很吸引蜜蜂和蝴蝶。 it is quite easy to distinguish v. negundo var. cannabifolia from the leaves and flowers because of the fragrance and their appearances. it has palmately compound leaf, usually with five leaflets, rarely three. the... Continue Reading →

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