Rani Bagh Cannonball

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Bodhi Leaf Rani Bagh Cannonball

One of the strangely decorated Cannonball trees planted around Mumbai, this tree is a tall and striking specimen at Rani Bagh.


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Cannonball Tree or Kailashpati: A relative of the edible Brazil Nut Tree, this South American tree is decorated with ballshaped woody fruit and strikingly curious flowers, resembling the Shiva lingam.
  • Botanical species: Couroupita guianensis
  • Botanical family : Lecythidaceae [Barringtonia]

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  • Latitude: 18.97871252 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 72.83570869 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 11.2 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Shooting Southwards
  • Path : From Mumbai inland to Maharashtra, then south into Andhra and Karnataka and coastal Tamil Nadu
  • Date photographed: 5.01.09

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For the landmarked tree named Rani Bagh Cannonball , the database reference code is: d013.


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