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Crocodile Barringtonia

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Bodhi Leaf Crocodile Barringtonia

A Barringtonia tree growing in the sidelines of the Madras Crocodile Bank, a reptile zoo established by Rom Whittaker just south of Chennai

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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Fish Poison Tree or Samudraphalla: A poisonous wetland species from the Indian Ocean and Oceania, it is marked by large beautiful flowers and sea-floating fruits
  • Botanical species: Barringtonia asiatica
  • Botanical family : Lecythidaceae [Barringtonia]


  • Latitude: 12.743305 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 80.240115 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 7 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Up The East Coast
  • Path : From Chennai up along the Andhra Coast, into Gondwana in Chattisgarth, and up the Orissa Coast to Konark
  • Date photographed: 30.01.10


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