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bo tree

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pipal

(pē`pəl), fig tree (Ficus religiosa) of India held sacred by the Buddhists, who believe that Gautama received enlightenment under a bo tree at Bodh Gaya. A slip of this tree was planted at Anuradhapura to become one of the oldest known trees. The bo tree attains great size and age; the leaves, which hang from long, flexible petioles, rustle in the slightest breeze. Pipal is also spelled peepul or pipul. The bo tree is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Urticales, family Moraceae.
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At the meeting the Buddhist monks agreed to chop off the Bo tree so that the mosque trustees could use the space for building extensions to the mosque.
The strength of Women Under the Bo Tree is that it fairly represents these different views; at the same time, Bartholomeusz makes the point that no one is, or ever has been, interested in what the nuns themselves want to do, because that would allow women autonomy.
The king dwelt in a bejeweled palace of 1,000 chambers, but when the city fell in the 10th century, only the holy Bo tree, the Sri Maha Bodhi, was supported as the relic of past splendors.
This is the most popular tree in Sri Lanka next to the Bo Tree (Pipal Tree) in Anuradhapura.
President also paid homage to the Sacred Bo Tree and the great Chaithya Ruwanwelisaya.
Project Description: Building a community-based conservation, management and sustainable development model of the Bon Bo trees in support of biodiversity conservation in Que Phong district, Nghe An.
Its shrines, including the amazing 40ft sleeping Buddha carved from solid rock, draws crowds of pilgrims who leave their coloured prayer flags on the sacred Bo trees dotting the landscape.