KFBG Blog: Plants & Us

Plants & Us
Posted Date: Tuesday 30 July 2019
Bulbophyllum is one of the world’s largest genera of flowering plants, with more than 2,000 species found throughout the tropics. It is also the largest genus of orchids in Hong Kong, with 11 recorded species. With large leathery leaves and a stout rhizome that clambers over boulders, B.delitescens is the largest of these local species. However, owing to its rarity, little is known about it.
Plants & Us
Posted Date: Monday 15 July 2019
There are very few populations of Fordiophyton brevicaule in the wild, probably because they require very specific environmental conditions in which to grow, with plants being found in dense forest at relatively low elevation and in close proximity to streams.
Plants & Us
Posted Date: Monday 4 February 2019
Plum blossom is a symbol of celebration and luck in the Spring Festival, and has been regarded as auspicious since ancient times.
Plants & Us
Posted Date: Monday 19 November 2018
The Chrysanthemum flowers during the ninth month of the Lunar calendar. In Ancient China, the ninth month was therefore also known as “The Chrysanthemum Month”.
Plants & Us
Posted Date: Thursday 8 November 2018
When the season of autumn arrives, Osmanthus tree leaves remain green and its small sweet-scented blossoms fills the air with their refreshing fragrance. Do you know what does it represent in the traditional Chinese culture?