Banyan, Ficus benghalensis
The Moraceae, the mulberry, fig family
Vita: 10/10 Gnarl: 10/10 Wildness: 4/10 Accessibility: 8/10 Sensitivity: 3/10
Country: Gujarat, India -- Whereabouts: On an island in the Narmada River on India's west coast
What we love about this tree:
This tree spreads 200m across horizontally -it is very likely the broadest tree on Earth
A massive, spreading banyan tree, on a sand island in the Narmada River, said to be grown from the toothpick of the renowned poet Kabir. This tree, stretching 200 metres across, is one of the world’s largest living things.
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