Commen Bomhax Flower — The Flower of Canton

Commen Bomhax Flower , or Kapok is called as ‘hero flower’ and ‘hero tree’ as its bloody red color and very strong vitality. Kapok blooms at the early spring even its leaves haven’t come out. And its buoyancy and moisture resistance makes it ideal for use in cushions, mattresses, and life jackets.
Commen Bomhax Flower were planted widely in Canton(Guangzhou) even from the ancient times. Cantonese use the cotton wool from Commen Bomhax Flower as the stuff of cotton-padded clothes, quilts, or pillows. Also we use Commen Bomhax Flower as the material of Chinese crude medicines.
So Commen Bomhax Flower have a long history with Canton that it becomes the city flower of Canton.
Nowadays, the Commen Bomhax Flower’s red color reflect the passion of new Canton city. And it also become the one of the main element of the propaganda film of the 16th Asian Games.

Nov 7th, 2008 | Posted in Information
  1. pink
    Nov 8th, 2008 at 21:54 | #1

    Do you update your blog everdqay? All the reference is writen by yourself? perfect. Although there are a few words which i cann’t follow

  2. Nov 8th, 2008 at 22:00 | #2

    @pink
    yep, I wrote it by myself. But not everyday, it depends whether i have time to update it. Some information of this post is translated from Chinese reference that I searched. 😉

  3. Nov 8th, 2008 at 22:58 | #3

    Well`I got it,about the flower and the tree I see everyday..the commen bomhax flower.

  4. boon
    Apr 4th, 2010 at 05:15 | #4

    Please help me to planning the trip to Raoping Shantou(ChaoZhou). I don’t have information enough to plan the nice trip. So I need your help for planning from Thailand to Raoping for 5 days. Is it convenience if I ‘ll start this trip at Guangzhou or Xiamen or Shantou ? This is the first trip for me to China . Thanks !!!

  5. Dec 24th, 2014 at 02:04 | #5

    Very descriptive blog, I liked that a lot. Will there be a part 2?|

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