'Ohai Ali'i #1

'Ohai Ali'i

'Ohai Ali'i (Dwarf Poinciana).

It's a bush bearing clusters of red and yellow flowers with very long stamens.

Lei made with this flower is very beautiful because of its long stamens sticking out from the flower.

Ohai Ali'i lei is very popular among locals, but in ancient time, commoners were not allowed to wear it.

Back then, red, orange and yellow colors were reserved for Hawaiian royalty, and only royals could wear them.

'Ohai Ali'i means royal's legume tree ('Ohai = legume tree, Ali'i = Hawaiian royalty) in Hawaiian.


オーハイアリイの木。

長いおしべが特徴の、赤と黄色の花が咲く木です。

花はレイにすると、花から突き出た長いおしべがとてもキレイです。

このレイは、ローカル(ハワイ在住者)に人気がありますが、
昔は、赤、オレンジ、黄色は王族の色だったので、
一般人は、このレイを身につけられませんでした。

オーハイアリイは、ハワイ語で、王族の木(オーハイ=豆科の木、アリイ=王族)という意味。

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ハワイ在住の著者が、ハワイや旅先で見かけた興味深いモノを写真と共に日英両語で紹介。

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