Lysidice rhodostegia


OVT Registration NoLCSD CW/58
Botanical Name:Lysidice rhodostegia
Common Name:Lysidice

Lysidice is a small tree grown in Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan, China and also in Vietnam, but rare in Hong Kong.  The tree mostly grows at altitudes below 500 m and is usually found in thickets, on slopes and by roads and streams in valleys.

Its phloem fibres can be used as a substitute for linen.  With a lush growth of gorgeous flowers, Lysidice is perfect in gardens for beautification and ornamental purposes.

This Lysidice is 18 m tall with a crown spread of 15 m and a DBH of 940 mm.  It is around 100 years old with good health.

Location: Hong Kong Zoological and Botanical Gardens, near Garden Road in the pump station


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(Translated from Hong Kong Old and Valuable Trees)