Late Spring at the Rani Bagh

Trip Start Feb 25, 2012
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Rani Bagh, Victoria gardens, Byculla zoo, Veermata Jijabai Bhonsle Udyan, botanical garden, Mumbai

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Some more photos from a morning walk at the Byculla zoo - 27 March 2011.  The lagerstroemias had not yet burst into flower, they must surely have bloomed by now [6/4].

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
     













Night Heron
   













Delightful Powder Puff!














The Japanese Garden















Plumerias against the sky















Pretty flowers with a foul smell - Garlic Vine












Unidentified tree
 















Another unidentified tree














Banana Peel flowers of the Pterospermum acerifolium tree
 














Avenue of old Royal Palms
 



















Colourful Saraca















A dead crow hanging from a branch - strangled by kite manja thread perhaps
















False Ashok Tree
















Old Cannon Ball Tree - Couroupita guianensis

















Cheerful Ochna
















Happy Yellow Peltophorum tree














Palm tree inflorescence














Poor croc in his pea soup pond!


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