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Yilan County Government - 宜蘭縣政府全球資訊網

Yilan County Government - 宜蘭縣政府全球資訊網

Yilan County Government - 宜蘭縣政府全球資訊網

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Yilan County Tree

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Yilan County Tree

History

On November 3rd, 1984, the Yilan County Government 260th County Administration Meeting selected the Taiwan Rain Tree to be Yilan's county tree. The Taiwan Rain Tree is exclusive to Taiwan. It can be found growing in forests that are situated within 1000 meters above sea level. The tree grows with minimum diseases and pest infections. During September and October, the yellow flowers on the tree bloom. When the tree fruits grow, the crowns of the trees turn a brownish-red color and their capsules hang on the trees like small lanterns. The Taiwan Rain Tree grows in parks and fields in Taiwan, and can even be seen decorating the sidewalks in some foreign countries.

 
Yilan County Tree

About the Tree

English Name:

Flame gold-rain Tree

Scientific Name:

Koelreuteria henry Dummer. (K. formosana Hayata.)

Growth Area:

Grows on the sunny sides of hills and mountains within 1000 meters above sea level

Features:

Deciduous, medium size arbor, Sapindaceae, alternate leaves, cone inflorescence, yellow flowers, flowering around September and October, frult with three wings, brownish red.

Usage:

Decorative uses, suitable for gardens and sidewalks.

Viewing Site:

The outer ring of the Yilan Sports Park.

 
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