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The Changing Guard Banyan

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Bodhi Leaf The Changing Guard Banyan

This tree is part of the Fort Cochin Tree Trail.

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  • 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 : Banyan or Baragad or Bad: The national tree of India and one of the largest species in the world or banyan is a fig tree that has an unparalleled ability to spread its branches and aerial roots
  • Secondary botanical species: Ficus benghalensis
  • Secondary botanical family : Moraceae [Mulberry or fig]
  • This species is profiled in Krishen’s Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide


  • Latitude: 9.96722096 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 76.24053147 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 7.1 metres above sea level

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For the landmarked tree named The Changing Guard Banyan , the database reference code is: m020.

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