Ashoth, Bodhi tree, Ficus religiosa

Ashoth, Ashwatha or Bodhi tree (Ficus religiosa, family: Moraceae) is a gigantic and very aggressive tree. This deciduous tree holds well-spread crown & has irregularly shaped trunk. The tree is originally found in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Thailand. It is introduced to Israel and USA. 
    
Common names: Pippala, Peepal, Ashwattha
Formation oleaves

In Ramna Park (Dhaka) a centennial Oshoth tree is the center of attraction of the festival of Pohela Boishakh (Bangla new year) arranged by Chhayanaut. 

During the festival of Pohela Boishakh


Deciduous ficus religiosa gives reddish new foliage in the spring (March).

Fruits are fig, develop in pair on leaf axil, sessile, sub-globose, depressed & pink when ripe. Small unisexual flowers remain inside fig. 


It can grow everywhere in Bangladesh. It can be found on roof or window-shade of a building, in waterside area, on roadside or a huge trunk or stem of a tree. 


Leaves are alternate, broad-ovate, 10-20 cm long with acuminate apex and undulate margin, shiny above, petiole 7-10 cm long.


Almost every parts of the plant have medicinal properties. It is used in rheumatism, sexual weakness, plethora and soreThe seeds are dispersed easily by birds, bats or by other creatures.

Ficus religiosa spreads its root aggressively on the host litchi tree

The tree has nice looking spreading crown 

The large tree is planted on both sides of the street for its dense shadow. As an ornamental tree it is also planted in parks and gardens.

Comments

  1. Trees can enhance the beauty of the yard so much. But sometimes you may need to remove a large tree because of death or damage. If you need to remove a tree then you should contact Tree Care GC. Because they can provide the best tree removal service at a low coast. Tree removal Gold Coast

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's got a double switching program and additionally, a protective jaw. best tree loppers

    ReplyDelete
  3. Wonderful content as always. I love how you talk about the projects and topics in detail. Keep the articles coming.
    Tree Service Sydney .

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hi, Very good your experiences! Really this are inspired me a lot, Thank you so much for sharing such amazing information. Moving is a daunting and unpredictable task. You try to prepare for it, and it seems no matter what you do, you still have so many unforeseen circumstances and don’t know how to move. But don’t worry, that’s completely normal with moving. It will happen, and the best advice we can already give is to expect problems to arise, especially when you’re moving long-distance. But don’t stress about it. Just tackle them as they come and be prepared. However, if you’re starting from square one and don’t know where to begin, we have you covered. This article will cover all the do’s and don’ts that are essential for long-distance moving. We hope to teach you how to prepare for a move as much as possible to take some of those potential unforeseen circumstances away before they begin.

    ReplyDelete
  5. We provide tree trimming, tree pruning, tree removal, palm trimming, stump Rajshahi best it grinding, fertilizing, brush clearance, lot clearing, and more for your trees.
    Escarate Tree Service!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Nice post! Construction is an art which is followed by good design and creation of a good design needs the best architects. This information is meaningful and very essential for us to increase our knowledge about it. Thank you.
    kubota mu4501

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Week Star

Chapalish or Chaplash, Artocarpus chama

Deua or Monkey jack, Artocarpus lacucha

Lotkon or Burmese grape, Baccaurea ramiflora