Judas tree/ Seiyou Hanazuou

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Cercis siliquastrum/ Judas tree / セイヨウハナズオウ

学名/ Botanical name : Cercis siliquastrum

シノニム/ Synonym : C. siliquastrum var. alba, Siliquastrum orbicularis 

English common name :  Judas tree 

日本名 和名: セイヨウハナズオウ 西洋花蘇芳

タイ語名/ Thai name: ต้นยูดาส T̂n yū dās̄

イタリア語名/Italian name: Albero di Giuda

原産地/ Original : Southern Europe and Western Asia

日本のハナズオウ(Cercis chinensis) と似た種で、南欧原産の木で、ハナズオウと同じく、濃い赤紫又は白い花を咲かせます。欧州では、ユダがキリスト裏切ったのち後悔して自ら首をつったのがこの木とされておりユダの木と呼ばれます。

The deep pink flowers are produced on year-old or older growth, including the trunk, in spring. Also, the flowers display a blossom with five free petals and fused sepals. This tree similar to Chinese redbud (Cercis chinensis) which is popular in Japan and China. There is a myth that Judas Iscariot hanged himself from a tree of this species, causing its white flowers to turn red.

Pictures and data are offered by Dr. Mario Berti in Rome. I appreciate Mario’s kindness.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cercis_siliquastrum



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