Tag Archive | tropical tree

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里

2018-04-25 Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里 (1) - Copy

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) seeds. 東革阿里的種子.

2018-06-18 Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里 - Copy

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) seedlings. 東革阿里的實生小苗們.

2018-08-06 Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) 東革阿里 - Copy

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) seedlings are growing slowly. 東革阿里的實生小苗們有慢慢長大些.

Tropical tree.  Mainly are grown for its medicinal long fleshy root.  Plant is either male or female.  Plant has very narrow canopy.    Best growing in full sun location in moist soil.  Small red flowers in spring.  Easy to grow in tropical region.  USDA Zones:10+.  Mature size:25′-30′(H) X 4′-5′(W).  Propagate by seeds.   Medicinal.  Suitable for containers.

熱帶藥用樹種ˋ.  主要種來取其長條狀的肉質根部作為藥用.  植株為雌雄異株.  樹形高但寬幅小.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照處的濕潤土壤.  春開紅色小花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高25-30呎,寬幅4-5呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  藥用.  可盆植.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurycoma_longifolia                         https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/东革阿里                             http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Eurycoma+longifolia   https://florafaunaweb.nparks.gov.sg/Special-Pages/plant-detail.aspx?id=2890

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

2017-07-31 Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹 (2) - Copy

Annatto (Bixa orellana) seeds. 胭脂樹的種子.

2017-09-23 Annatto (Bixa orellana) 胭脂樹

Annatto (Bixa orellana) seed germination in about 2 months. 胭脂樹的種子約2個月發芽.

Tropical tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Pink flowers in late summer to early winter.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  Long blooming time.  Seed pods from red to reddish brown, beautiful winter attraction in warm climate.  Seeds are ingredient for red food color.  USDA Zones:9-11. Mature size:6′-15′(H) X 10′-20′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Suitable for containers indoors.  Medicinal.

熱帶樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處. 夏末到冬初開粉紅色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶.  花期頗長. 種莢於溫暖地區的冬天會由紅轉為紅褐色,頗具觀賞價值.  種子為紅色染料的主要原料.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高6-15呎,寬幅10-20呎.  繁殖以種子為主.  適合室內盆植.  藥用.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annatto                                               https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9%E7%B4%85   http://blog.xuite.net/e2202778/boaboa/66083110-%E8%83%AD%E8%84%82%E6%A8%B9       http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/55258/#b

Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) 可可樹

Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) 可可樹

2017-07-31 Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) 可可樹 - Copy

These Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) seeds seems viable for sure! 這4顆可可樹種子看起來活性不錯!

2017-08-05Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) 可可樹 (4) - Copy

These Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) seeds are growing! 這4顆可可樹種子開始生長了!

2017-08-13 Cocoa Tree

Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) seeds are growing! 這4顆可可樹種子開始生長了!

2017-08-20 Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) 可可樹 (2) - Copy

Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao) seedlings are growing true leaves. 可可樹小實生苗長出本葉.

The main ingredient of delicious chocolate! Tropical tree.  Easy to grow.  Best growing in partial shade to light shade location.    Small white flowers bloom all year on the tree bark.  USDA Zones:9/10-11.   Mature size:15′-30′(H) X 12′-15′(W).  Propagate by seeds.  Seeds have very short viability.

巧克力的主要材料!  熱帶經濟樹種.  容易栽種.  最好栽種在半日照到散光處. 成株全年枝幹上可開小白花. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高15-30呎,寬幅12-15呎.  繁殖以種子的方式來進行.  種子活性很短.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theobroma_cacao                                https://zh.wikipedia.org/zh-tw/%E5%8F%AF%E5%8F%AF%E6%A8%B9                      http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/721/#b

Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) 牙香樹/白木香/土沉香

Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) 牙香樹/白木香/土沉香


Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) seedlings. 牙香樹/白木香/土沉香實生苗


Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) seedlings are growing true leaves.牙香樹/白木香/土沉香實生苗長出本葉了.

Agarwood seed germination (Medium)

Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) seed germination in just several days. 牙香樹/白木香/土沉香種子才幾天就孵出來.

Agarwood seed germination (Medium)

Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) seed germination. 牙香樹/白木香/土沉香種子孵出


20160720_115059-1 (Medium)

Agarwood (Aquilaria sinensis) seed.牙香樹/白木香/土沉香種子

One of the rare tropical trees.  Easy to grow and propagate in tropical envirnment.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  Tree trunk became high density of resin if injured or infected with viruses or fungi which make wood very fragrant and medicinal.

熱帶珍稀的樹種之一.  在熱帶容易栽種與繁殖.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  樹木會因受傷或感染生病造成木材的質地密且比重大於水. 這類密度變大的受傷的木材有香味且能入藥. 因此人們因經濟價值便演變出以打疫苗的方式來使小樹苗感染.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:


土沉香是國家二級保護植物,是《瀕危野生植物種國際公約》中的保護樹種,它的經濟價值高,是我國特有而珍貴的藥用植物。當前,野生沉香資源日漸枯竭,市場日益緊缺,因此對土沉香的引種培育有很重要的意義。 土沉香的果實與種子1.2 土沉香的分…

Japanese Prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum ailanthoides) 食茱萸/紅刺蔥

Japanese Prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum ailanthoides) 食茱萸/紅刺蔥

2016-08-30Japanese Prickly-ask (2) (Medium)

Japanese Prickly-ash (Zanthoxylum ailanthoides) seeds.食茱萸/紅刺蔥的種子.

Hardy tropical tree/shrub with green onion like scented foliage.  Sharp thorny foliage.   Harvest the leave, clean and remove the thorns then chop the leaves for cooking.  It is also medicinal herb.  Easy to grow from seeds.  Best growing in full sun to partial shade location.  White flowers in late summer to early fall.  Flowers attract bees and butterflies.  USDA Zones:9-11.  Mature size:40′-45′(H/W) if plant is not controlled.  Propagate by seeds, cuttings or air layering.  Medicinal.

強健的熱帶樹/灌木,其葉片有如青蔥般的濃香.  葉脈有尖刺. 採收要採老葉香氣會較重,去除刺後,將葉片切碎後料理.  它也是具有藥效的香草. 容易由種子栽種.  最好栽種在全日照到半日照處.  春末夏初開白色花. 花頗吸引蜂蝶. 喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高/寬幅任其生長的話可達40-45呎.  繁殖方式以種子,枝條扦插或高壓方式來進行.  有藥用價值.

Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:


Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) 麵包果

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) 麵包果

2016-01-26 078 (Large)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) seedless variety. 無子品種的麵包果


2016-01-26 079 (Large)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) halves. 麵包果對切.


2016-01-26 080 (Large)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) peeled, removed the center of the fruit and then sliced into chunks. 麵包果去皮去心後切成塊.

2016-01-26 081 (Large)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) One of ways of cooking breadfruit: Mixed batter and add seasonings. Lightly bread the chunks and deep fried them. Serve right away, yummy!! 料理麵包果的方法之一:調好麵糊,加入調味料後,沾上麵糊後炸到外皮金黃酥脆就可以起鍋享用,美味好吃!!

2016-04-11 019 (Medium)

This variety of breadfruit has bumpy surface and lots of large seeds in it (Artocarpus altilis) — breadfruit in whole and in halve, the section view. 麵包果整顆的外觀與對半切開的樣子.

2016-04-11 029 (Medium)

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) this variety contains lots of large seeds inside. Seeds are edible after cooked. 這種品種的麵包果外皮有突起,皮薄,子多且蠻大顆的. 種子可煮食.


Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) seeds from different type of bread fruit. 不同種的麵包果種子.

2018-08-15 Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) 麵包果 (1) - Copy

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) seeds germination in about 3 weeks. 麵包果的種子約3週出芽.

2019-03-06 Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis)麵包果 (1) - Copy

Breadfruit seedlings. (Artocarpus altilis)麵包果的小實生苗.

Many ways of cooking the fruit.  This  tropical tree has very large, glossy, dark green foliage.   A very good shade tree for open area.   Easy to grow in warm climate for food source.   Best growing in full sun location.  Fruit has very high starch content.  After cooked the layers of fruit gives bread or potatoes like texture and flavor, hence the common name.  Ripe fruit smells close to guava fragrance.  Delicious!  Bloom repeatly all year around with green male and female flowers.  USDA Zones:9-11.   Mature size:40′(H) X 15′-25′(W).  Propagate by seeds, air-layering or cuttings.

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) One of ways of cooking breadfruit: Mixed batter and add seasonings.   Lightly bread the chunks and deep fried them.  Serve right away, yummy!!

它的果實為聚生果.   大部份的品種能生產種子,也有的品種是無子的. 料理的方法有好幾種.  這種熱帶樹種有著很大片,油亮深綠的葉片.  很好的造蔭樹.  容易栽種在溫暖氣候區,以經濟作物為目的來種植.  最好栽種在全日照處.  果實含高澱粉.  料理後吃起來的感覺有像麵包或馬鈴薯類. 熟果聞起來很接近番石榴的香味.  很好吃!  一年到頭開綠色的公花及母花.  喜熱不耐寒.  成熟株高40呎,寬幅15-25呎.  繁殖以種子,壓條/高壓或扦插法來進行.


Reference links: 參考網站資料連結:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breadfruit                                    https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%BA%B5%E5%8C%85%E6%A8%B9                       http://ntbg.org/breadfruit/breadfruit/fruit1.php                                http://subtpg.tpg.gov.tw/web-life/taiwan/9910/9910-13.html http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=282739&isprofile=0&