This tree caught my eye for two reasons, the interesting growth on its branch and a profusion of greenery at the base of its trunk.
As I went closer, it was clear that this was a very old Peepal (see the reddish heart shaped young leaves with typical pointy tips). The tree itself seemed to be a mother for the several species growing on or under or around it providing shade, support and nutrition. It doesn't seem to discriminate between them. I am quite sure several animals must have made a residence there as well.
I wonder how old must the Peepal be?
Here is a another view of the branches.. The brown growth is a fern called Drynaria quercifolia or Oak Leaf Fern or Pocket Fern.
I am participating in Parul's #ThursdayTreeLove30 . Do head over for some amazing trees from around the world!