p>Local master of sails – Raaveribe – hoisted two poles of kaani tree in the ground to attach the sail and with some food left it secretly for freedom fighters. Miraculously a tree grew from one of these poles and over 400 years it has turned into enormous tree.
Today the kaani tree of Maroshi is unusually enormous for its species. Tree is low, its trunk divides near the ground level. Some branches of this tree have been cut off with saws.
Tree is flowering with beautiful orange, trumpet-formed flowers. These trees have many uses – fruits are edible, wood is easily worked and durable.
Kaani tree in Maroshi on the map (approximately)
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|Location, GPS coordinates:||6.2096 N 73.0589 E (mistake up to 500 m)|
|Where is located?||Asia, Maldives, Shaviyani Atoll, Maroshi island|
|Species:||Kaani or kanni (Cordia subcordata Lam.)|
Maldives are low-lying coral islands with some of the largest atolls in the world. In fact word "atoll" itself comes from Dhivehi – Maldivian language.