長柱茅膏菜 drosera oblanceolata

茅膏菜屬,英文學名 drosera 的俗名是 sundews ,很象形的屬名。因為此多年生草本,葉面毛絨,這些毛毛的觸鬚分泌「汁液」形似朝露,作用吸引及消化昆蟲之用。 對,茅膏菜屬是吃肉的植物。此屬全球約發現190 多種植物。而據《香港植物名錄》,香港茅膏菜科的植物有五種。 照片所見,是一月底在柏架山記錄的。 見後一直搜查資料辨識,爭持於這是長柱茅膏菜抑或錦地羅/小毛氈苔,兩者都是香港原生而常見的,最後歸納是前者,主因植莖較長。 偶爾會遇到此植物,不限於柏架山,每次都在非常濕潤的石坡地面。不罕見,但每次總有種榮幸遇到的心情。可能因此植物的面貌,有如蓮座的造型,晶瑩的葉面飾樣。 drosera is one big genera of carnivorous plants, with over 190 species around the world known now. most of them are perennial herbaceous. it is commonly known as the sundews, vividly outline the outstanding feature of its leaves, the glistening drops of mucilage at the... Continue Reading →

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硃砂橙衣 cinnabar orange lichen (caloplaca cinnabarina)

香港行山,碰到地衣的機會並不罕見。 我對這美艷的品種尤其鍾愛。因為總有遇到的機會,一直沒有追究和認識此品種,有時候更粗心妄亂將之稱為苔蘚。 終於拿起《香港地衣》一書,找到簡介。原來是地衣中少有的色彩品種,而牠可見於世界各地在香港有屬常見。 we are lucky. it is not rare for us to see lichen in the countryside. i am particularly fond of this species because first of all the colour and secondly the structure/texture. this orange lichen can be found worldwide and it is a species common in hong kong. i don’t know much... Continue Reading →

炮仗花 fire-cracker vine/flamevine (pyrostegia venusta)

過年遇著炮仗花,就是喜慶,不得不立文特表。此花常見,也就更要多認識。 此花原生於南美,但經已廣泛成為花園種植品種。 來到了亞洲中國人的地方,更被擁護為喜氣的象徵。事實是,春夏之間,此藤本植物一到花期,真的嘩啦嘩啦一發不可收拾地盛放,攀滿園地山坡。 觀其細節,深綠葉對生,部分葉會發展成三叉卷鬚。花筒橙紅色,橙黃花柱與花絲伸出。花絲絲狀,花藥叉開。花柱柱頭舌狀扁平。 flame vine or more commonly known in hong kong as fire-cracker vine is a south amercian native. this species however now is generally a garden species. in hong kong as well as being used in gardening, very often you see them in the wild. it was chinese new year holiday and... Continue Reading →

柏架山行記錄 2017 a walk at mt parker, journal

一月中這星期天,天陰微雨,決定起行走進郊外。原因是近年香港人都愛鑽進郊外,好天氣的週末,山中的人多比美購物區,所以有點刻意避開人潮。天氣不佳但未至於差的日子,應該是寧靜郊外行的好時機。 但仍然是不折扣的城市人,選擇還是很城市的路線。 countryside has become the new hot spot for hongkongers in recent years. people rush to country parks and rural areas over weekends and public holidays. it is more so when weather is good. i started avoiding crowd on blue sky days. last sunday, the sky was grey. i told myself it could be... Continue Reading →

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