This is one of my favourite trees. The main trunk grows straight, with branches growing more or less horizontally - the reason why it is also nicknamed 英雄樹. In spring, the huge red flowers appeared before the leaves, making a majestic sight.
Although the main trunk is very straight, it is not very dense. Hence not considered good, solid wood. For that reason people are not eager to cut it down, and it can be found all over Hong Kong.
Look at the size of the humongous flower! It is bigger than your palm. It is also an ingredient for 五花茶. By the way, the five flowers are 杭菊花，金銀花，木棉花，雞蛋花，槐花.
As for yesterday’s picture. They were dried fish roe, of course. Very tasty roasted.