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The Lepisanthes at Sadhana

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Bodhi Leaf The Lepisanthes at Sadhana

At Delhi’s zoo, near the Purana Qila Old Fort, a broad Tree of Heaven offers shade to auto-wallahs and the occasional book-seller.

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Taxon Botany:

    • Common name: Nekota or Katu Yette: A tree of African and Indian origins, this relative of the soapnut tree is used for many medicinal purposes
    • Botanical species: Lepisanthes tetraphylla
    • Botanical family : Sapindaceae [Litchi]


  • Latitude: 11.981 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 79.77793 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 41.2 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: 12.02.09


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