Le Grande Semals

Two large semal trees in the Jardin Botanique in Pondicherry, planted by the French and now of impressive stature.

Tirupati Barbers Rain Tree

Tirupati is a temple famous for pilgrims offering their hair, and this rain tree grows near an area set aside for the haircutters.

Srirangam Gate Ashoks

At the massive Srirangam Temple in north Trichy, two small Ashok Mast Trees greet arrivals to the main gate

A Polyalthia Tree for Father Matthew

This small, unassuming tree, grows at the entranceway to the Rapinat Herbarium at St Joseph’s College, in Trichy, where the rainforest botanist Father Matthew contributed immensely to ithe dentification of the plants of the Indian tropical rainforests