The Great Banyan

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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
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.

Location, GPS coordinates: 22.5608 N 88.2867 E
Categories: Trees
Values: Biology, Visual
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)
Where is located? Asia, India, West Bengal, Howrah District, Howrah, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Indian Botanic Garden

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