Every March, people in Dinh Thon village, My Dinh 1 ward (Nam Tu Liem – Hanoi) have the opportunity to see the Spider Tree blooming brilliantly, the beauty of the tree makes everyone passing by must be surprised.
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Noodles is a species of the genus Crateva, of the Cap family. Another name is the family Bach Hoa or Curtain Curtain (capparaceae).
Noodle flowers have two colors: white and yellow. Each flower produces more than a dozen purple-red stamens.
Spider Tree characteristics
Spider Tree is a medium-sized tree, 15 – 20 m high, with a fat round body, strong branches, and brownish-gray bark; Branches are often curved, very supple (perhaps the name Spider Tree since); leaflets 3 leaflets ovoid shape, pointed tip, slightly musty green color.
The flower cluster at the end of the branch, carries many large white or milky white flowers, sometimes falls orange-yellow, each flower carries from 13-18 stamens up to tens of cm long, red or purple stamens, when the flowers bloom, the stamens are first The petals look like a spider, so Spider Tree has the English name Spider Tree (spider tree).
When blooming, flowers grow in clusters towards the tip of the branch, swaying in the wind.
Due to the humid nature, often grows naturally in moist areas along rivers, canals, fields … so it is often called Spider Tree Nuoc . Bun plants usually flower around April – June, depending on the sub-climatic conditions where they live, flowering time may be earlier or later.
In the condition where the soil is sufficiently moist, the soil layer is thick, the fertility is high, flowers bloom when the plant is full of leaves, forming white patches on the green background of the foliage, which looks beautiful. On the contrary, in the arid, squash, nutrient-poor land, Spider Tree blooms when its branches are almost empty, causing the whole tree to have a white arch or a milky white dome with a yellowish-orange color.
Compared to many species grown in the city, the Spider Tree does not lose in shade coverage, even somewhat better thanks to its brilliant beauty in the blooming season.
Distribution characteristics of Spider Tree
For a long time, in many places in Southern China and Southeast Asia, people have chosen Spider Tree tree as landscape tree. In many Asian countries, including Vietnam, trees are often grown in temples, shrines … so it is also called Temple Plant.
Spider Tree is a species of Crateva genus , Cap family, also known as Bach hoa or Curtain family – Capparaceae. It is also because the discovery of Spider Tree is often associated with temples, pagodas, temples, shrines … as mentioned, when naming it, Forster – German botanist used the Latin adjective ” religiosa “(religious, religious) is the adjective for species names. From there its species name was Crateva religiosa .
Spider TreeOriginated in Japan, Australia, widely distributed in Asian countries such as China (there are many in Guangdong, Hainan, called the carp tree), Taiwan; in many Southeast Asian countries such as Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam; and a few in the South Pacific islands.
Hanoi noodle tree
Uses of the rice noodle plant
Vermicelli is a light- loving tree that grows quickly, prefers moisture and can withstand flooding in each period of the year (semi-flooded trees), produces light, spongy wood, used for sawing boards, and making household appliances. It is possible to choose to include in the list of short-term economic plantations for lowland areas, especially the hydropower reservoir bed area. Noodle fruit is edible, in China using dried fruit to cure.
In India, the Spider Tree fruit is used as a diuretic, soothing and anti-inflammatory …; Shell used in the treatment of dysfunction of the urinary system, urinary tract infections, pain and burning in urination, kidney stones and bladder … Some medicinal plant documents in Vietnam have announced some species of Spider Tree Corresponding scientific names are Crateva nurvala and Crateva unilocularis with effects similar to those above.
Some pictures refer to the Spider Tree:
100-year-old Noodle flowers bloom
HANOI Noodle flowers bloom in March-April in Dinh Thon village, emitting a fragrance.
The vermicelli flower tree located in front of the village cultural house in Dinh Thon (My Dinh ward, Nam Tu Liem), blooms after the Lunar New Year. Initially the flowers are white, when they bloom they are pale yellow, giving off a cool scent.
Also known as the white flower or curtain, the vermicelli tree is a broad canopy tree, which blooms most in March to early April.
According to villagers, the tree has a lifespan of hundreds of years. The trunk grows into two large branches with wide canopy. The base is surrounded by a protective iron frame.
A branch of flowers reached out the window of a nearby house.
The tree is about 30m high, 40m wide canopy of trees covering the shade of 176 Dinh Thon alley.
Each flower carries from 13-18 stamens to tens of centimeters long. Purple stamens, when the flowers bloom, the stamens bristled before the wings, like a spider. The flowers grow in clusters, the flowers in the middle of the cluster are white, the outer flowers are yellow. The best fragrance at night and early morning.
Noodle flowers often grow distributed mainly in the central provinces such as Quang Nam, Quang Binh, Thua Thien – Hue …
Ms. Lai Hoang Yen, from Dinh Thôn village, said: “The first vermicelli petals appear after Tet, bloom on the cold occasion and last long after that. also had to look up and stop taking pictures “.
The tree is located opposite the gate of the cultural house, where many people pass by every day, so many people stop the car to take souvenir pictures when the flowers are most in full bloom.
The beauty of the hundred-year-old vermicelli flower tree. Follow vnexpress