Marine Drive Greeting Barringtonia

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Bodhi Leaf Marine Drive Greeting Barringtonia

This is the first of the young Barringtonias encountered as you approach Marine Drive from Churchgate Station in Mumbai, and it will unfortunately be many years before it and its siblings offer any substantial shade to the promenade


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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]

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 18.933527 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 72.823485 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 5.1 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • The Western Deserts
  • Path : From Mumbai into western Gujarat-Saurashtra, up to Mount Abu, then into the Rajasthani deserts at Jodhpur and Jaisalmer,
  • Date photographed: 13.03.10

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