Thursday, January 31, 2008

Can you identify these trees?

Laurie is a WWII veteran, British army, stationed mostly in S.E. Asia. With this snowy weather, we've been staying inside, puttering around, and he's been cleaning out old files; he found a stack of currency he had brought home as souvenirs.

These ones had interesting artwork. Can you name these fruits?

Or this tree?

Front of the one rupee note:

These date from around 1940 to 1947, when Laurie came home. More, with a bit of history, tomorrow.


  1. Oh! What keepsakes.

  2. At something of a guess, the tree in the one rupee note looks rather like a banyan. I'm inferring that from the aerial roots you can see heading downwards.

    I can't help you with the fruit, though.


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