Flora Picture of the Year 2010- Aarti Khale

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Aarti S. Khale

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Jan 1, 2011, 10:50:10 AM1/1/11
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My picture of the year is of a tree rather than a flower.....Ficus Benjamina.
This huge tree is the largest seen by me at the Royal Botanic Gardens,
Peradeniya, Sri Lanka during a visit there in November,2010.
The entire tree covers an area of half an acre in the gardens and is
still growing.
It was amazing to see such a huge tree.
There are many more rare trees & flora in this garden.
Aarti Khale
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Pankaj Kumar

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Jan 1, 2011, 12:57:38 PM1/1/11
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This is pretty, and I got confused from the branching patterns..... I
think they have some how deliberately entangled the branches during
early stages.
But very nice and rare pic of this hude plant, which is usually seen
in gardens only.
Pankaj

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tanay bose

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Jan 1, 2011, 1:55:02 PM1/1/11
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Awesome !!!
Tanay
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J.M. Garg

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Jan 2, 2011, 4:04:42 AM1/2/11
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Certainly worth a prize!
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