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 →

紫春花 - 港油麻藤 a violet spring flower – hong kong mucuna (mucuna championii)

三月中一個週日,在鹿頸附近遊走,偶遇港油麻藤,非常美的紫春花。 港油麻藤與俗稱禾雀花的白花油麻藤是近親,同屬黧豆屬,而前者因首次在香港發現,所以以港命名,又稱香港黧豆。 此攀藤植物花冠蝶形,紫色花朵成總狀花序。卵形三小葉形成羽狀複葉序。果披銹色硬毛,腹背有翅。比起白花禾雀花,紫色的似乎較少見。這次難得機會在野外碰到,對鮮花驚艷,旁邊已枯老的烏紫色調和變化了的質感,也像老了的酒,饒有味道。 it was a great surprise spotting this beautiful native species during a hike around luk keng in mid march. the dark violet is so gracious. people are more familiar with mucuna birdwoodiana in the same family and species that bore yellowish white boom around this time as well. hongkongers and chinese refer... Continue Reading →

耳果相思的耳果 the fruit of earleaf acacia/earpod wattle

耳果相思與香港種植繁多的樹種台灣相思是同科同屬的,所以他們某些特徵相近,如開黃色毛絨的花, 如他們的真葉只出現在幼苗時期,成樹茂密的是葉柄進化的「假葉」。 耳果相思在香港的郊區和市區常見,是常綠喬木。原籍澳洲、南亞。 此樹的「假葉」呈闊鐮刀形,有三、四主脈。穗狀花序,橙黃色細小花數枚簇生於葉腋或枝頂。 立即介紹本文的主角,耳果相思的莢果。何其有趣的造型,扭彎再扭彎,植物科學前輩認為像耳朵故命名。我則覺得像搖鼓,特別是果成熟木化後。這照片是本星期拍的,果實非常鮮嫩,帶著新生的粉綠色。 acacia is a very common planting species in hong kong. back in the 1970s formosa acacia was one of the top three species planting in our country parks as well as in the city. earleaf acacia shares the same family and genus with formosa acacia and it is also common... Continue Reading →

洋金鳳 peacock flower / poinciana (caesalpinia pulcherrima)

洋金鳳的花很漂亮,在香港的公園蠻常見。近日在兵頭花園近遇著這灌木,同時欣賞到花蕾 花開和初果,每樣都美美的,於是在此記錄一筆。 植物來自美洲熱帶、亞熱帶,是加勒比海島國巴巴多斯的國花。這些背景資料似乎隱隱滲透花朵的美豔氣息。 peacock flower originates from the america. but it is commonly planted around the world, hong kong is no exception, as it is such a beautiful plant. you may find them quite easily in parks around the city. lately i came across this plant with its buds, blossoms and fruit showing altogether. since... Continue Reading →

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