A Cycad for the Gauhara Begum

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Bodhi Leaf A Cycad for the Gauhara Begum

This cycad is for Gauhara Begum, the daughter of Mumtaz Mahal. The mother died in childbirth and the Taj was built in her memory. Gauhara lived to the age of 75.


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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Cycad: This palm-like shrub from Malayasia is part of a very ancient lineage of non-flowering plants
  • Botanical species: Cycas rumphii
  • Botanical family : Cycadaceae [Cycad]

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 27.172344 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 78.041482 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 165.9 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Spotting the Taj
  • Path : An excursion to see the Taj Mahal, on my birthday
  • Date photographed: 10.04.10

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