The Agastya Tree (アガスティアの木, Agasutia-no ki)?, also known as the Augustus Tree, is a significant element in Megami Ibunroku Persona.
The name Agastya is credited to a Vedic sage who, alongside his followers, wrote the scriptures of the Rig Veda.
The Agastya Tree's unusual reddish-purple foliage occurs elsewhere in nature. Fruits use the color to attract seed-scattering herbivores, and since chlorophyll only uses red and blue light for photosynthesis, some plants use the reddish-purpleas a kind of sunscreen; it absorbs blue-green and ultraviolet light, which protects their foliage from excessive sunlight.
The Agastya Tree acts as a save point for the party and is found throughout the game.
- In the PSP remake, the number of Agastya Trees in the game has been increased compared to the original release.
- The Agastya Tree is referred to as the Augustus Tree in Revelations: Persona.