紫色的嫩芽 – 木荷 chinese guger-tree’s (schima superba) unique purple sprout

感覺魔幻的色彩,讓那個常陰時雨的早上在香港仔水塘的行程,灰暗全消。 紫色的幼枝,跟成樹後面貌不一樣。 其實木荷是本土樹,屬常綠喬木,樹冠濃茂。單葉互生,革質,無毛,橢圓或矩圓狀,邊緣有鈍鋸齒,中脈葉背隆起。 初夏開花,具芳香,白花黃蕊,近大頭茶模樣但較小型。果期秋後,圓形蒴果,木質五裂。 the purplish blue plays magic. it was a drizzling morning at aberdeen country park. but once i spotted this young plant, the world light up. this native plant when mature does not bear any resemblance of what we are seeing now. chinese guger-tree or schima is from the tea family, or... Continue Reading →

斜斑彩灰蝶(雄)快影 purple sapphire male (heliophorus phoenicoparyphus) quick snap

香港常見灰蝶。影於鹿頸。 this is a common lycaenidae in hong kong. the photo was taken at luk keng. 斜斑彩灰蝶 purple sapphire (heliophorus phoenicoparyphus) - kingdom: animalia 動物界 | phylum: arthropoda 節肢動物門 | class: insecta 昆蟲綱 | order: lepidoptera 鱗翅目 | family: lycaenidae 灰蝶科 | subfamily: lycaeninae 灰蝶亞科 | genus: heliophorus 灰蝶屬 | species: h. phoenicoparyphus  (source: wiki) reference: afcd ; butterflies... Continue Reading →

藍紫花色 - 十月 blue and purple flowers, oct 2016

秋冬,大家印象萬物漸息 - 植物落葉、生物冬眠。其實這城的秋冬還是生機處處。今年夏季後的颱風大雨,更給與周圍花草多了滋潤。 we are almost winter, yet under the effect of climate change we are still having typhoon and rain downpours during our typical dryer season. in the end, such new pattern will disturb the order of nature. but right now it also gives rise to more living boost to the living things. here... Continue Reading →

百香果、龍珠果 passion fruit & stinky passion fruit

兩種果均同科同屬西番蓮,十一月以來在不同地方遇到她們正值花果期。看她們的花,何等魔幻,讓我聯想到白雪公主等童話人物的造型。 these two types of fruit are close relatives, under the same passifloraceae family and passiflora genus. their drama-looking flowers are fascinating. happen that since november i encounter the two plants at few different places flowering and fruiting around the city. felt the urge to understand more about these plants.   在此引用台灣網站《認識植物》(莊溪製作)對西番蓮科植物的特徵介紹,先來立體地理解兩種植物的共通點: 草本或藤本,具捲鬚。 單葉,互生,具裂片或掌裂。 花兩性或單性,大多具小苞片,單生或成總狀或繖房狀;副花冠多變,常具鮮明顏色;萼片3-5,稀缺;花瓣5;雄蕊5;柱頭3-5,頭狀。... Continue Reading →

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