Pincushion

  • Specie: Pincushion Tree (nauclea orientalis)
  • Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens

In an earlier post about the ‘octopus’ camphor tree that lives inside the mammals area p.s. the Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, there was a Pincushion Tree, and now I know why it got its peculiar name.

On a recent visit, I managed to find the tree in bloom and what did I find? tiny pincushions dotted all over the canopy. If you do get a chance in the coming days, it’s definitely worth a visit.

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Categories:Alexandra Palm, Old and valuable trees of Hong Kong, parks and gardens, Rare species, urbantreesTags: , ,

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