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The old Botanic Garden of Reserve de Nahampoana is seven kilometres east of Fort Dauphin. The well maintained garden, formerly named Garden of Acclimatisation,
encompasses an area of 50 hectares. Good hiking trails wind through vegetation typical of the east and south of Madagascar.
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Amongst the many exotic plants that can be found in the park are the Ravenala Palm, Pachypodium, Madagascar Pitcher Plant, Oil Palm, Canela Cinnamon, Lemon Eucalyptus, young Baobab Trees and the conifer Arokaria, as well as the Triangle Palm Tree which can be found
only in Fort Dauphin and nowhere else in Madagascar.
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