Video | Fragrant powder-puff trees in an ancient village of Danzhou City
News source:hiHainan / By Chen Shumin / 07 14,2020 15:23:20 / others

In Qili Village, Zhonghe Town, Danzhou City, northwest of Hainan Island, from May to September each year, the powder-puff trees (Barringtonia racemosa) are in full bloom, with the fragrance of the flowers permeating in the air, and a number of visitors come in flocks to watch the splendid scenery.

(Photo by Chen Yuancai)
(Photo by Chen Yuancai)

Located at the bank of Beimen River, Qili Village has a history of 1300 years. The whole village is surrounded by the Banqiao River, along which there are over 10,000 powder-puff trees, covering an area of about 400 mu. The tallest powder-puff tree is 15 meters high.

Currently, the powder-puff tree with a limited number is mainly distributed in Hainan and Tainan in China. It usually grows in accompany with mangrove trees in Hainan, so it is called the "Mangrove Companion Tree Species", which has strong salt tolerance.

(Photo by Chen Yuancai)

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