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Vadaikanal Shola Holly

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Bodhi Leaf Vadaikanal Shola Holly

You can find a specimen of the holly tree- often associated with Christmas and cold European winters- in the montane tropical rainforest of the shola at Kodaikanal. The Vattakanal Conservation Trust has identified these trees as significant elements of the last shola rainforests. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit

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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Holly: The Holly trees are used as ornamentals throughout the temperate and tropical world
  • Botanical species: Ilex sp.
  • Botanical family : Aquifoliacee [Holly]


  • Latitude: 10.214563 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 77.485815 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 2046.8 metres above sea level

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Diplomat Native Flowering 

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Journey Journey:

  • West Coast Walkabout
  • Path : From Goa southwards down the Karnataka coast, to the mountain jungles of Wayanad, then across Pallakad Gap, up into Coimbatore and Murayur
  • Date photographed: 22.12.09


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For the landmarked tree named Vadaikanal Shola Holly , the database reference code is: l044.

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