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After the Divine tree, Now a Sexy tree

After the Divine tree darshan, let us take you to this tree we came across at Pench National Park. This is not the first time we are seeing a Ghost Tree. But something that can let your imagination fly – is the first time.


Ghost tree is called so because its bark gives a ghostly appearance in moonlight. Ghost trees are often found in the Sahyadris. Known as Sterculia Urens by its biological name, and as Gulur, Kadaya, Karaya etc in Hindi, this is cultivated in some parts of northern India for its gum.


These trees grow in dry deciduous forests and occupy hilltops, exposed ridges, rocky crevices, eroded slopes etc. Is very resistant to drought and will grow on dry stony soils.

Place: Pench National Park. PNP is spread across Maharashtra and Madhyapradesh. This was at the Madhyapradesh side. About 110 kms from Nagpur

6 Comments on “After the Divine tree, Now a Sexy tree

  1. I have never been to Pench, this is an interesting post on this mystic tree and reminds me once again to plan for the trip to Pench.

  2. Interesting.
    There is ghost tree in the famous ’17 Mile Drive’ here in the Californian coast. I never know why it was called so, till now that is.

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