Monday, November 2, 2015

Roots!

We had been on a tour to Srilanka, a couple of months back.  I had written some posts about the place here (link).  We had visited the famous Royal Botanical garden at Peradeniya, near Kandy.  It is quite huge and has got some rare trees, flowers and plants.  I was fascinated by the huge roots of some trees and thought my friends might be interested to see them too!

Wiki says this about the garden:

The origins of the Botanic Gardens date as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli river. This was followed by King Kirti Sri and King Rajadhi Rajasinghe.

The name of the tree is written as Mora!


One more close up of the roots! I have never seen roots like these anywhere else.

We saw many trees like these at the Botanical garden, Srilanka

Canarium Indicum is the name of these trees!

Don't know the name of this tree but the roots look beautiful!


12 comments :

SG said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sandhya said...

SG: Thank you, SG!

Shail Mohan said...

Beautiful trees. I loved them too!

Destination Infinity said...

Except for the Banyan, I didn't think other roots would be beautiful. But now I have seen some more... Someday, me too want to visit Sri Lanka :)

Destination Infinity

Bikram said...

those are beautiful trees , thank you so much for sharing :)

Bikram's

Loco mente said...

Thanks for sharing... very informative!

Jeevan said...

Amazing root formations! Unique in shapes... the garden also seem to hold many big trees.

Sandhya said...

SHAIL MOHAN: I have visited many gardens but haven't seen these types of roots anywhere else. I didn't see this in Kew Gardens, London too or I might have missed it!


DESTINATION INFINITY: Please do visit! Sea, nature, everything is in abundance there.


BIKRAM: Thank you, Bikram!


LOCO MENTE: Thank you, Loco mente!


JEEVAN: Yes, it is in a huge area with different types of trees. Interesting!

© said...

These roots are known as buttress roots and said to be seen in tropical wet zone rain forests.
Nice writings, I came here along the Bulbul story. It is great. If you can write about Bhibuthibushans Aranyak and the nature of that area now.
Good luck from Sri Lanka.

Sandhya said...

c: Welcome to my space! Thanks for the comment. We loved our trip to Srilanka but it was a very short trip. We might make one more trip and will try to cover the areas you have mentioned here.

vishal bheeroo said...

It's beautiful. Roots is the basis of life shrouded in mystery. Love the huge trees which ushers in so much energy and light in the surrounding:)

Sandhya said...

VISHAL BHEEROO: They are unique and beautiful! Thank you, Vishal!

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