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The World’s Rarest Tree

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Bodhi Leaf The World’s Rarest Tree

The last of its species remaining in the wild, in the shola forests of the Western Ghats. Thought to be extinct, and known previously only from a single specimen, it is being propogated by the Vattakanal Conservation Trust as a last-chance conservation. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit

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  • 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: 23.12.09


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