The Gulmohur at the Tsunami Shelter

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Bodhi Leaf The Gulmohur at the Tsunami Shelter

After being devastated by the 2004 December tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the former Danish colony of Tranquebar has a multi-purpose building as a sanctuary from tsunamis and other disasters, and there you can find this Madagascaran flowering tree


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Golmuhar: A very common ornamental tree, brought to India in 1840, which is threatened in its native Madagascar. Its beautiful red flowers and sword-like fruit pods are instantly recognizable.
  • Botanical species: Delonix regia
  • Botanical family : Fabaceae [Pea family]
  • This species is profiled in Krishen’s Trees of Delhi: A Field Guide

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 11.026636 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 79.854625 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 6 metres above sea level

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  • Path : Coastal Kerala to the Southernmost point of India, to the granite hills of Andhra Pradesh
  • Date photographed: 15.01.10

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