There is a Kigelia
pinnata (commonly known as Sausage tree or Cucumber tree) in the
garden of City Hall. It is a rare species in Hong Kong. It flowers
in autumn and fruit in winter. Its flowers do not grow on branches,
they hang down from the limbs of the tree but strangely face up.
I took the pictures on
October 31, 2009. At that time, the tree was hanging full with
blossom and there are three long fruit. Counting with my fingers;
three fruit on the tree and one 「pumpkin」 head observing the tree
(that』s me); a total of four 「pumpkin」 heads under the tree.