Thursday, April 7, 2011

Carex canina

Carex canina (Cyperaceae) is a highly restricted species which is only found in a few places in Guangdong, China including Hong Kong. It is therefore an endemic to Guangdong province. Nevertheless, it is not common at all in these localities where in the case of Hong Kong, Sunset Peak is the only locality where C. canina could be found.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Carex phacota

Carex phacota is one of the 20-odd Carex species (Cyperaceae) in Hong Kong. It was assessed to be very rare without recent specimens. However several localities have been found recently because of more nature lovers getting interest in the diversity of local flora.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Chlorophytum laxum

Chlorophytum laxum (Liliaceae) is an inconspicuous herbaceous species found in grassland or forest edge in Hong Kong. It was listed as having restricted distribution in Hong Kong. Fruits are remarkable as the capsules are acutely three-angled.