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A Bunya Puzzle for a Monkey

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Bodhi Leaf A Bunya Puzzle for a Monkey

A strange Australian Monkey Puzzle Tree with big gap amongst its branches, growing on the Ooty Botanics lawn.

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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Bunya Bunya Pine: This giant, prickly tree from NE Australia is a surviving relict of an ancient lineage of once-widespread Southern Hemisphere forests
  • Botanical species: Araucaria bidwillii
  • Botanical family : Araucariaceae [Monkey Puzzle]


  • Latitude: 11.418308 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 76.711666 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 2235.4 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • A West Coast Jungle Triangle
  • Path : From Bangalore to the Western Ghats at Bandipur and Ooty, and Agumbe Rainforest, and then down the coast from Udupi to Calicut and back to Bangalore via Nilambur
  • Date photographed: 2.11.09


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