Photographs and Information about Taiwan's Culture, Nature and People by Rich Matheson

Tree Photos for Topics Magazine

Taiwan Ebony, Diospyros Utilis, 毛柿, Tainan City, Taiwan

Tree photos taken for the special Travel and Culture Issue 2011 of Taiwan Business Topics Magazine.

Golden Shower Senna, Cassia Fistula L., Tainan City, Taiwan

These lovely trees are all over Taiwan and aptly called Golden Shower trees.  Chinese 黃金雨阿勃勒

Banyan, Indian Laurel Fig, Tainan City Confucius temple, Taiwan

Banyan’s are often considered ‘dark’ or ‘yin’ and some of the oldest and healthiest are in temple grounds. Chinese 正榕、鳥榕

Formosan Sweet Gum, Liquidambar Formosana, 楓香樹, Tainan City, Taiwan
Sacred Fig Banyan (Ficus Religiosa), Bo-tree, Tainan City, Taiwan

The very species of tree that Siddharta was said to be enlightened under. Chinese 菩提樹

Bougainvillea, 九重葛, Tainan City, Taiwan
Manila Tamarind, Pithecellobium Dulce, Jin Gui, Tainan City, Taiwan

Older Manila Tamarind trees can have beautifully gnarled trunks. In Chinese 金龜樹.

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3 responses

  1. Beautiful light in these.

    July 10, 2011 at 3:35 pm

  2. Pingback: Tree Photos 3 — People and Trees « Liefintaiwan

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