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The Great Banyan

The Great Banyan in Howrah. Main trunk has died but thousands of aerial roots remain
The Great Banyan. Main trunk has died but thousands of aerial roots remain / murky / CC BY-SA 2.0

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One of the trees with the largest canopy in the world. This Ficus benghalensis L. is considered to be some 200 – 250 years old, the area of the canopy – 1.5 hectares, circumference of the canopy – 1 kilometer. Height up to 25 meters, contains some 2,880 aerial roots rooted in soil.

4.7 out of 10 stars 46.8%

GPS coordinates
22.5608 N 88.2867 E
Location, address
Asia, India, West Bengal, Howrah District, Howrah, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

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