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My Long Lost Stringybark Friend

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Bodhi Leaf My Long Lost Stringybark Friend

At the Ooty Botanical Gardens, I immediately recognized the stringybark gum trees that I knew so well from Tasmania- I spent four years of my life climbing into these superlative trees and studying the treetop biodiversity

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  • Common name: Tasmanian Stringybark or Messmate Gum: One of the largest and talllest trees in the world, this stingybark is a critical element of the famed Tasmanian forests
  • Botanical species: Eucalyptus obliqua
  • Botanical family : Myrtaceae [Jamun or Eucalyptus]


  • Latitude: 11.419005 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 76.71269 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 2249.1 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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For the landmarked tree named My Long Lost Stringybark Friend , the database reference code is: k012.

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