Late Spring at the Rani Bagh
Trip Start Feb 25, 2012
37Trip End Ongoing
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Rani Bagh, Victoria gardens, Byculla zoo, Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, botanical garden, Mumbai
Very rare Strophanthus boivinii tree - only one reported in India. The mali at the zoo nursery has propagated a few more from seed.
Sunbird on firecrackers - Firmingia colorata
Amherstia nobilis - on the wane, though the big tree in the enclosed compound of the superintendent of gardens is still going strong.
Tiny little flowers of Theobroma cacao - hard to believe that a heavy cocoa pod emanates from this!
Sweeper at work
Old Bandstand under a canopy of rain trees
Delightful Powder Puff!
The Japanese Garden
Plumerias against the sky
Pretty flowers with a foul smell - Garlic Vine
Another unidentified tree
Banana Peel flowers of the Pterospermum acerifolium tree
Avenue of old Royal Palms
A dead crow hanging from a branch - strangled by kite manja thread perhaps
False Ashok Tree
Old Cannon Ball Tree - Couroupita guianensis
Happy Yellow Peltophorum tree
Palm tree inflorescence
Poor croc in his pea soup pond!