Malay mature chat

Such an enveloped, dead tree eventually decomposes, so that the banyan becomes a "columnar tree" with a hollow, central core.In jungles, such hollows are very desirable shelters to many animals. benghalensis and comes from India, where early travellers observed that the shade of the tree was frequented by Banyans (a corruption of Baniyas, a community of Indian traders).

The tree provided a shaded place for a village meeting or for merchants to sell their goods.A number of tropical banyan species that compete for sunlight, especially of the genus Ficus, exhibit this strangling habit.The leaves of the banyan tree are large, leathery, glossy, green, and elliptical. Older banyan trees are characterized by aerial prop roots that mature into thick, woody trunks, which can become indistinguishable from the primary trunk with age.It is thought of as perfectly symbolizing eternal life due to its seemingly unending expansion.