Brigade Street Rain and Column

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Bodhi Leaf Brigade Street Rain and Column

In downtown Bangalore’s busiest commercial district, a rain tree stretches far to touch a tall Columnaris pine on the other side of the street


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Rain Tree: The Central American Rain Tree is planted throughout the tropics as a broadly spreading shade tree.
  • Botanical species: Samanea saman
  • Botanical family : Fabaceae [Pea family]
  • Secondary common name : New Caledonian pine: An upright or soft-leaved coniferous tree from the Indian island of New Caledonia or where this and other uniquely Southern Hemisphere plant lineages survive
  • Secondary botanical species: Araucaria columnaris
  • Secondary botanical family : Araucariaceae [Monkey Puzzle]
  • This species is profiled in Krishen’s Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 12.972262 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 77.607619 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 914.6 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: 6.11.09

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