The Viceroy

Behind the former Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is a grand oak tree festooned with ferns and moss, under the British rulers of India would have sat while governing the most prized territory of their extensive empire.

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Bodhi Leaf The Viceroy

Behind the former Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is a grand oak tree festooned with ferns and moss, under the British rulers of India would have sat while governing the most prized territory of their extensive empire.


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Taxon Botany:

    • Common name: Banj Oak: An evergreen oak from the western slopes of the central Himalaya, found with rhododendrons, pines, and walnuts in a distinctively Eurasian-derived forest community
    • Botanical species: Quercus leucotrichofora
    • Botanical family : Fagaceae [Oak]

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 31.10373 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 77.141027 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 2150.2 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Venturing Northwest
  • Path : Through Chandigarh up to Shimla, Dharamsala, and down into the Punjab and Haryana
  • Date photographed: 28.09.09

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For the landmarked tree named The Viceroy , the database reference code is: j015.


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