Mr Monkey looked at a ginkgo (ginkgo biloba), a species of tree saved from extinction by cultivation. They're rare in the wild, but are often grown in Bhuddist temples. At the end of the path Mr Monkey went under a traditional bamboo trellis, with Chinese wisteria (wisteria sinensis) winding anti-clockwise around it. When the wisteria blossoms, its hanging purple flowers will look like the sashes of officials. And that was the end of Mr Monkey's visit to the China Landscape, so he went round the corner to eat at the Konacki on Coptic Street.
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