40th Tree Appreciation Walk in Silonda Trail of SGNP, Mumbai

 
 

The season to celebrate without any reason has arrived……the Monsoon has begun………like a magic band it has swept & transformed the landscape from a seemingly lifeless, parched brown of summer to a verdant green ……… all the heat and lethargy of the previous months are washed away by this beautiful downpour………And the best way to experience the beauty of the monsoon is…….on foot, walking around in the forest……..we invite you all to join us for free Tree Appreciation Walk at Silonda Trail in SGNP, Mumbai……..  Forest floor is full of its magic........Gulvel, Ghotvel, Norvel, Kantola, Anantmol, all are clamoring to climb up on the trees of Shisham, Chironji, Haldu, Kusum, Bhorsal and many more.

The 40thth walk is on Sunday 7th July, 2013                 

 Venue:  Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Time:  7.30

Duration of walk:  2 hours

Meeting Point: SGNP’s gate near the ticket window.

Please buy your ticket which is Rs.33.40/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 100.

 Also note we have to pay Rs 50 to forest department for entering the trail and Rs 10 for the forest guide. Please  pay the said money to your group leader and kindly bring exact change so we do not waste time]

 Most Important:

1. Silonda Trail is a restricted area and we have taken permission to conduct the walk there. It is about 1 km inside the park from the main gate.

 

 

2. Please register with us by 3rd July as we have to inform the forest office in advance. This time we are restricting the number to 35 participants only.

 

3 Its not possible for us to arrange for the vehicle from gate to Silonda, please make your own arrangements to reach there which is just 1 km from the main gate. Please  do car pooling…do little net working.

Very Important : Please Don’t be late, specially those who are coming for the 1st time for the trail in the park & not familiar with the area....there will be other groups also for their walks and it will be very difficult to locate us once we leave for Silonda. Also the queue for tickets will be very long so do come early.

And as you all are aware that in forest we have to follow certain Do's & Don'ts........Here are some....

 a)     Please wear dull cloths only......preferably dark green, brown, black.

 b)    No plastics bags or wrappers.....carry food or snacks in boxes which you carry back home.

 c)   Carry Odomos or any mosquito repellent, drinking water.

 f)    Have proper  rain wear & good rainy shoes.

 g]  Stay with the group.

 h] Each one responsible for their own safety .

 I] Take nothing from nature.

    Leave nothing behind except your footprints.

   Take lots of pictures and memories.

 Park gate opens at 7.30 am.

 List of the trees which we are planning to show will be send later.

 Hope to see you all,

 Cheers,

 TAW Team


The rain & the regeneration is happening in full swing in the national park………The beautiful &  majestic trees everywhere in the park,  are quiet & subdued, totally immersed in their seasonal work of making & storing food………........ the sheer varieties of climbers are rushing to reach on top of them & touch their canopy…….……..the delicate herbs are in hurry to complete their life cycle in the monsoon…………..one can feel the energy & synergy among the flora & fauna (butterflies,bugs, beetle, grass hoppers, praying mantis, spiders, crabs etc) in there……. Hope to see you all.

 

Here is the list of the plants which we are planning to show during our Walk……


 
 

List of the plants of Silonda Trial, SGNP, Mumbai

                                                            40th Tree Appreciation Walk 0n 7th July,2013

No

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

1.

Charoli

Buchanania lanzan

Anacardiacese

2.

Baratondi

Morinda tinctoria

Rubiaceae

3.

Bonfire tree

Firmiana colorata

Sterculiaceae

4.

Apta

Bauhinia racemosa

Caesalpiniaceae

5.

Parul

Stereospermum Chelonoides

Bignoniaceae

6.

Shisham

Dalbergia latifolia

Papilionaceae

7.

Indian Kino/Bibla

Pterospermum marsupium

Papilionaceae

8.

Kurchi

Holarrhena antidysenterica

Apocynaceae

9.

Kumbhi

Careya arborea

Lecythiaceae

10.

Kante Saver

Bombax ceiba

Bombaceae

11.

Kakad

Garuga pinnata

Burseraceae

12.

Moi

Lannea coromandelica

Anacardiaceae

13.

Dandus

Dalbergia lanceolaria

Papilionaceae

14.

Haldu

Haldina cordifolia

Rubiaceae

15.

Chamoli

Bauhinia foveolata

Caesalpiniaceae

16.

Asana

Bridelia retusa

Euphrbiaceae

17.

Ain

Terminalia elliptica

Combretaceae

18.

Bhorsal

Hymenodictyon orixensis

Rubiaceae

19.

Dhaman

Grevia tiliaefolia

Tiliaceae

20.

Bokhada

Casearia graveolens

Flacourtiaceae

21.

Gela

Catunaregam spinosa

Rubiaceae

22.

Kusum

Scheichera oleosa

Sapindaceae

23.

Petari

Trevia nudiflora

Euphorbiaceae

24.

Kalamb

Mitragyna parviflora

Rubiaceae

25.

Tambada Kuda

Wrightia arborea

Apocynaceae

26.

Humb

Polyalthia cerasoides

Anonaceae

 

CLIMBERS                       

27.

Norvel

Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscoreaceae

28.

Wild Grapes

Ampelocissus latifolia (Vitis latifolia)

Vitaceae

29.

Gulvel

Tinospora cordifolia

Menispermaceae

30.

Ghotvel

Smilax zylanica

Smilaceae

31.

Anantvel

Hemidesmus indicus

Periplocaceae

32.

Ukshi

Calycopteris floribunda

Combtreceae

33.

Chana Bor

Ziziphus oenoplis

Rhamnaceae

34.

Mal-Kangani

Celastrus paniculatus

Celastraceae

35.

Kal-lavi

Gloriosa superba

Liliaceae

36.

Ambat-vel

Cayratia trifolia (Vitis triafolia)

Vitaceae

37.

Samudrasoka/Silky elephant glory

Argyreia nervosa

Convolvalaceae

38.

Shend vel

Dioscoria pentaphylla

Dioscoriaceae

39.

Panichi vel/Gendal

Cissus repanda

Vitaceae

40.

Mad vel

Combretum ovalifolium

Combretaceae

41.

Gometi

Solena amplexicaulis

Cucurbitaceae

42.

 Hondala

Adenia  hondala

Passifloraceae

Herbs & Shrubs

43.

Tivra Gandha

Eupatorium odoratum

Asteraceae

44.

Kali Musli

Curculigo orchioides

Hypoxidaceae

45.

Hill Turmeric

Cucurma pseudomontana

Zingiberaceae

46.

Polynesia arrowroot

Tacca leontopetaloides

Taccaceae

47.

Dragen Stalk Yam/Shevla

Amorphophallus comnutatus

Araceae

48.

Cup & Saucer

Breynia retusa

Euphorbiaceae


 
 

 

 

 
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