夏日紅果 summer red fruits

假蘋婆 lance-leaved sterculia (sterculia lanceolata) - 由五個蓇葖果 five follicles joined together (聚合蓇葖果 follicetum, a kind of compound fruit ) 組成 珊瑚樹 sweet viburnum (viburnum odoratissimum) - 核果 drupe 荔枝 lychee (litchi chinensis) - 核果 drupe   相關前文 related posts:《假蘋婆 lance-leaved sterculia 》《珊瑚樹 sweet viburnum 》

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絡石 star jasmine (trachelospermum jasminoides)

絡石又稱絡石藤,是常綠攀緣木質藤本。植物各部分都有特色,藤和葉可入藥,果是長細成對的蓇葖果。而此時節,花是主角。 絡石花,白色,香鬱,可提取香油。聚繖花序頂生。花苞螺旋形,開花時扭轉平展。所以花形呈風車吹般的動態。 上星期在山頂,遇到花開。旁邊還有黃體鹿蛾一親香澤。 star jasmine is an evergreen woody liana. it is native to eastern and southeast asia for example japan and china. “jasminoides” from its name trachelospermum jasminoides is botanical latin for ‘jasmine-like’, that is to say it is not a true jasmine. the name honors the wonderful jasmine-like perfume produced by this vine... Continue Reading →

香港公園看植物小錄 2014.2.16 quick record of hong kong park

六月雪 japanese serissa (s. japonica) 非洲鳳仙 busy lizzie (impatiens walleriana) 胡椒木 japanese pepper (zanthoxylum piperitum) 花葉瑞香 winter daphne (daphne odora) 香彩雀 (angeionia gardneri hook) 連生貴子&蓇葖果 butterfly weed and its follicle (asclepias curassavica) 還有參樹、黃鵪菜 youngia (youngia japonica)

酸藤 / 酸葉膠藤 sour creeper (ecdysanthera rosea)

酸藤是台灣常用的名字。以此名字網上搜查植物,得出十之九十台灣網站的資料,大抵是原生植物的緣故。此植物也原生於中國長江以南,是以英文的資料非常少。香港方面的資料也不多;在《樹木谷》,植物以酸葉膠藤為名。 sour creeper is native to south china and taiwan. there is very few info about the plant online in english. so let’s start from the basic. it is an evergreen vine. it flowers from spring onwards. the reason of this article is that it is now the fruiting season. 寫他,是因正值果期。這陣子到濕地公園,在往泥灘鳥屋方向的圍欄上,便看到有如蒲公英冠毛的種子,隨風飄揚。 酸藤的蓇葖果兩枚一組,伸展成扁平的V字。種子長圓形,頂著白嫩絹質種毛。比之於木棉的絮,她較輕較柔。 the fruiting season... Continue Reading →

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