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