其實,還掛在樹上的桐花,也是挺美的。這串,像不像是一顆掛在樹梢的心

整串桐花如流水般開滿整個樹梢,也是很看好。

台灣的油桐樹,屬於木油桐,學名叫Aleurites montana,台灣原本不產油桐,但在日殖時代,油桐具有高經濟價值,因而由日殖時期引進,鼓勵人民砍掉相思樹改種油桐樹。

油桐樹的果實含有油脂及毒素,提鍊後可做為燃料用油或是亮光漆之用,如將油中的有毒物質提出後,亦可做為食用油



Aleurites montana is flowering plants in the tropical and subtropical regions of Asia, the Pacific and South America.
This is not the original Taiwan plants, but start planted this trees since Taiwan was Japan's colony around year 1990'.

The fruits are contain oleiferous, poisonous seeds.
The oil has been used as a paraffin, lubricant and as a constituent of varnish, paint and soap. Once poisonous substances are removed, it can be used as a cooking oil.
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