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Vadaikanal Vacciniums

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Bodhi Leaf Vadaikanal Vacciniums

In the Shola forests of Kodaikanal, these giant relatives of the blueberry grow in the mists of the montane Nilgiri Rainforests. 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: Nilghiri Blueberry: This South Indian tree, like its other Northern Hemisphere relatives-the blueberry and cranberry- grows on acidic soils in the tropical montane shola forests
  • Botanical species: Vaccinium neilgherrense
  • Botanical family : Ericaceae [Heaths or blueberry]


  • 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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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 Vacciniums , the database reference code is: l045.

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