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Teak

Tectona grandis

Description:

450 year old Teak tree, thought to be India's oldest Teak tree and one of the largest Teak trees in the world. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree up to 40 m (131 ft) tall with gray to grayish brown branchlets.

Habitat:

monsoon forest

Notes:

I spotted this Teak tree in Parambikulam Wildlife Sanctuary.

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11 Comments

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago
Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Hahahaha! Thanks Matt! Yeah, that's me and I'm normal sized. For a lot of my trips I tend not to shave for 4 months, so that means a pretty epic beard!

MatthewFuller
MatthewFuller 11 years ago

That is a proper 'bushman' beard (I assume that is you?). Top work. It's good to have you in the photo for scale, unless you're a giant or something, then you're just gonna confuse people.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Ok, I've never heard of this animal. Its not in the book A Field Guide to Indian Mammals by Vivek Menon, that I used when I was in India.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

There is Indian wild buffalo find in Radhanagari forest and called Yak locally.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

In Maharashtra state these 2 less known and remotely access national parks comes in hill areas of Sahyadri main range.
There is no marking of national parks
http://wikimapia.org/#lat=19.1007285&...

http://wikimapia.org/#lat=16.4064465&...

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Ok, thanks for the tips. I saw plenty of giant squirrel in India. When you say Yak, do you mean Guar? I don't think Yak are found that far south are they?

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Next time if come here around try to visit forests of Bhimashankar and Radhanagari National parks specially for Giant squirrel and Yak. And enjoy lots of flora that you find in my spotting.

Dan Doucette
Dan Doucette 11 years ago

Sure, I'd like to see that. The furthest north I was in Western Ghats was Bandipur and Nagarhole National parks.

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 11 years ago

Dan I show you some interesting trees what is treasure of Sahyadri mountain in Maharashtra(but after some time). I believe they are similarly 300-500 years old. Still not clicked during my rush full trekking days. I wonder if you visited Northern Western Ghats. This Kerala portion is southern part of it and have highest elevations.
Thanks alot for sharing.

Dan Doucette
Spotted by
Dan Doucette

Kerala, India

Spotted on Feb 20, 2008
Submitted on May 20, 2011

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