Polyspora axillaris (Roxb.) Sweet, News Lit. Fashion 2: 205 1825. (syn: Camellia axillaris Roxb. ex Ker-Gawl.; Gordonia anomala Spreng.; Gordonia axillaris (Roxb. ex Ker) D. Dietr. (ambiguous synonym); Gordonia axillaris (Roxb. ex Ker) Endl. (ambiguous synonym); Gordonia lessertii Szyszyl.; Gordonia shimadae Ohwi; Gordonia tagawae Ohwi; Lasianthus axillaris (Roxb.) Kuntze; Nabiasodendron axillare (Roxb.) Pit.; Polyspora axillaris var. tagawae (Ohwi) S.S. Ying; Polyspora lessertii Choisy; Polyspora shimadae (Ohwi) Ohwi; Polyspora tagawae (Ohwi) Ohzoi; Sasanqua ochroleuca Rafin.);     
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan), Taiwan, Thailand (I), Myanmar [Burma]
(Kachin), Sri Lanka (I), Vietnam
as per Catalogue of Life


SK1411 05 Sep 2018 : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)- around 600 kb each. 

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 12 August 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild

This appears to be a Polyspora sp. (syn. Gordonia sp.). Family: Theaceae.

Thanks. Yes this should be Gordonia axillaris.


SK1615 30 Nov 2018 : 10 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6)- around 700 kb each. 

Location: Victoria Peak, Hong Kong 
Date: 2 November 2018
Elevation: 1300 ft.
Habit : Wild
Camelia sp. ??

Camellia sp. ?? 

Yes, I think it is Camelia sp.

Polyspora axillaris

Native to HK
Also called fried egg plant. Look at the flower with some wild imagination and you will know why!!!

Thank you …! Polyspora axillaris (Roxb. ex Ker Gawl.) Sweet

Thanks, … Yes, buds look like a fried egg. 

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