Photos: Hong Kong orchid trees blooming in Haikou

By Ding Xin / hicn.cn / Updated: 2021-03-11,16:25

Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) are blooming elegantly along Dayuan Road, Haikou City, decorating the street with showy blossoms. With so many beautiful flowers, it’s now being called “Garden Road” by locals.

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10th, Hong Kong orchid trees (Bauhinia × blakeana) were in full bloom on Dayuan Road, Haikou City. Photo: Chen Weidong

On March 10, the trees also bore seedpods.Photo: Chen Weidong

Encyclopedia

Bauhinia × blakeana , commonly called the Hong Kong orchid tree, is a hybrid leguminous tree of the genus Bauhinia. It has large thick leaves and striking purplish red flowers. The fragrant, orchid-like flowers are usually 10 to 15 centimeters (3.9 to 5.9 in) across, and bloom from early November to the end of March.

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