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Peradeniya is famous for the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which
is considered to be one of the most beautiful bo...
Royal Botanical Garden, is
renowned for its collection
of a variety of orchids. It
includes more than 4000
species of plan...
Nil Mahanel
(Nymphaea
stellata)
These water lilies
called Nil
Mahanel
(Nympheae
stellta) are the
National flowers
of Sri L...
Nil Mahanel (Nymphaea stellata)
Pentadesma
butyracea,
butter tree,
black
mango
Pentadesma butyracea, butter
tree, black mango
Amherstia Nobilis, Pride of Burma, Orchid tree
Amherstia Nobilis, Pride of Burma, Orchid tree
Dillenia triquetra
The genus is named after the German
botanist Johann Jacob Dillenius,
Bats of the genus Pteropus,
belonging to the megabat
suborder, Megachiroptera,
are the largest bats in the
world. They are...
Bats of the genus Pteropus,
belonging to the megabat
suborder, Megachiroptera,
are the largest bats in the
world. They are...
Many species are
threatened today with
extinction, and in particular
in the Pacific, a number of
species have died out as ...
fruit bats (flying foxes)
Sterculia lanceolata
Sterculia lanceolata
Adenanthera pavonina
Cannonball tree, Couroupita
guianensis
Pachystachys lutea Gold
Yellow Bracts, White
Text : Internet
Pictures: Internet
Sanda Foi oreanuş
Nicoleta Leu
Copyright: All the images belong to their authors
Presen...
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
Royal Botanic Gardens Sri Lanka6
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A tourist attraction for sure with a long and grandiose history of colonialism, a monument of Kandyan King Wickramabahu III in the 14th century is the horse shoe- shaped Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya situated on 147 acres, a significant national asset to Sri Lanka.
A place not to be missed, the Royal Botanic Gardens has flourished since 1371 and stands today to tell its visitors and Botanists interesting facts about its age-old trees and plants a unique marvel of Lankan history unfolded within the precincts of its lustrous greenery.

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  1. 1. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/michaelasanda-1874770-peradeniya6/
  2. 2. Peradeniya is famous for the Royal Botanical Gardens of Peradeniya, which is considered to be one of the most beautiful botanical gardens in Asia. It is situated in a slope of the Mahaweli river and attracts many visitors from Sri Lanka as well as from abroad. Another key attribute of this city is the University of Peradeniya which is the second oldest University in Sri Lanka. Its buildings are of mixed colonial and Indian style amongst the lush vegetation of the Sri Lankan hill country. The Department of Agriculture is also located here. Sterculia lanceolata
  3. 3. Royal Botanical Garden, is renowned for its collection of a variety of orchids. It includes more than 4000 species of plants, including of orchids, spices, medicinal plants and palm trees. The total area of the botanical garden is 147 acres (0.59 km2), at 460 meters above sea level, and with a 200-day annual
  4. 4. Nil Mahanel (Nymphaea stellata) These water lilies called Nil Mahanel (Nympheae stellta) are the National flowers of Sri Lanka. They are given as offerings when visiting a Buddhist shrine. .
  5. 5. Nil Mahanel (Nymphaea stellata)
  6. 6. Pentadesma butyracea, butter tree, black mango
  7. 7. Pentadesma butyracea, butter tree, black mango
  8. 8. Amherstia Nobilis, Pride of Burma, Orchid tree
  9. 9. Amherstia Nobilis, Pride of Burma, Orchid tree
  10. 10. Dillenia triquetra The genus is named after the German botanist Johann Jacob Dillenius,
  11. 11. Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the fruit bats or flying foxes among other colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, islands off East Africa (but not mainland Africa) Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess echolocation, a feature which helps the other suborder of bats, the microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid- air. Instead, smell and eyesight are very well-
  12. 12. Bats of the genus Pteropus, belonging to the megabat suborder, Megachiroptera, are the largest bats in the world. They are commonly known as the fruit bats or flying foxes among other colloquial names. They live in the tropics and subtropics of Asia (including the Indian subcontinent), Australia, islands off East Africa (but not mainland Africa) Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess echolocation, a feature which helps the other suborder of bats, the microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid- air. Instead, smell and eyesight are very well-
  13. 13. Many species are threatened today with extinction, and in particular in the Pacific, a number of species have died out as a result of overharvesting for human consumption. In the Marianas, flying fox meat is considered a delicacy, which led to a large commercial trade. In 1989, all species of Pteropus were placed on Appendix II of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and at least seven on Appendix I, which
  14. 14. fruit bats (flying foxes)
  15. 15. Sterculia lanceolata
  16. 16. Sterculia lanceolata
  17. 17. Adenanthera pavonina
  18. 18. Cannonball tree, Couroupita guianensis
  19. 19. Pachystachys lutea Gold Yellow Bracts, White
  20. 20. Text : Internet Pictures: Internet Sanda Foi oreanuş Nicoleta Leu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors Presentation: Sanda Foi oreanuş www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda Sound: Gypsies - Amathaka Karanna Epa

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