45th Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan (BPT Garden), Colaba, Mumbai

 
 

Ephemerals of SGNP, Borivali, were the ‘Show Stopper’ of our previous Walks in the forest………since they have completed their short life cycle and gone back in the arms of mother nature……..we, once again, move to urban gardens of Mumbai ……Sagar Upvan (Bombay Port Trust Garden), Colaba has some very curious Cacti in their Glass House and around……..the Cacti has unique ways of surviving in the Deserts of America and have spread all over the world with the help of Man, who is always fascinated by their physical structure & flowers……… then there are Euphorbia plants, they are like Cactus…..succulent & thorny……..but they are not Cactus………many mysteries, myth & legends are connected with Cactus & Euphorbia……..it would be very interesting to find out which plants are Cacti & which are Euphorbia……. Moreover, in the garden, fruits of Chikrassy (Chukrasia tabularis) can be seen…...these fruits are not seen by many………. Bakul is flowering profusely………..Kajra Strychnos nux vomica is laden with fruits……..We invite you all to take a Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan, Colaba on 8thDec,13 with us to enjoy these nature’s bounty….

The 45th Tree Appreciation walk is on 8th Dec, 2013

Time: 7.30 am

Venue: Sagar Upvan, (Mumbai Port Trust Garden) near BEST Depot, Sassoon Docks, Colaba.

Meeting Point: Ticket Window (Please buy your own tickets Entry Fee Rs 2]

Duration of walk: 2 hours

Sagar Upvan commonly called BPT Garden is a 5 hacter botanical garden behind the Sassoon Dock area of Colaba. It is divided into sections of bamboos, figs, mangrove associates, flowering trees… and has more than 200species of plants on this reclaimed land. There is even a small glass house. 40 species of birds are noted. Acquatic birds species are attracted to adjacent water-front. Barn Owls and bats are sighted at dusk .

An in-house sewage treatment plant meets the garden’s water requirement.

Please see the attached file for the list of plants we will be sharing with you

Please go through Shubhada, Dinesh and travelpod websites for photographs of Sagar Upvan

http://www.flickr.com/photos/shubhada_nikharge/sets/72157616620043199/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinesh_valke/sets/72157603402486142/

http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog-entries/indianature/3/1210785360/tpod.html


 

Plants of SagarUpvan, Colaba  Mumbai,  45th TAW 8.12.13

No

Common Name

Botanical Name

Family

 

1

Lipstick  Palm

Cyrtostachysrenda

Arecaceae

E

2

Cork Tree

Millintonia hortensis

Bignoniaceae

E

3

Crown of Thorns

Euphorbia milli

Euphorbiaceae

E

4

Viguieri’s Spurge

Euphorbia viguieri

Euphorbiaceae

E

5

White Thread of Cascade

Agave x leopoldi

Agavaceae

E

6

Mdagascar Palm

Pachypodium lameri

Apocynaceae

E

7

Black Pearl

Harpullia zanquebarica

Sapindaceae

E

8

Beach Cordia

Cordia subcordata

Ehretiaceae

A

9

Kala  Palash

Ougenia oojeinensis

Fabaceae

I

10

Yerul

Xylia xylocarpa

Mimosaceae

I

11

Chamoli

Bauhinia foveolatus

Caesalpiniaceae

I

12

Red Cassia

Cassia roxburgii

Caesalpiniaceae

I

13

Kashid

Senn asiamia

Caesalpiniaceae

I

14

Corky Passion Flower

Passiflora subrosa

Passifloraceae

E

15

Gulmohar

Delonix regia

Caesalpiniaceae

E

16

Farash

Tamarix aphylla

Tamaricaceae

I

17

Kajra

Strychnos nuxvomica

Loganiaceae

I

18

Slender Goldshower

Galphimia glauca

Malphigiaceae

E

19

Agave

Agave ?sp

Agavaceae

E

20

Karvanda

Carissa carandas

Apocynaceae

I

21

Christamas Plant

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbiaceae

E

22

White Ghost

Euphorbia lactea

Euphorbiaceae

I

23

Tridhari Thor

Euphorbia  antiquerrum

Euphorbiaceae

I

24

Bhungro Thor

Euphorbia nerifolia

Euphorbia

I

25

California Palm

Washingtoniafilifera

Arecaceae

E

26

Babul

Acacia nilotica

Mimosaceae

I

27

Frangipani /Champa

Plumeria

Apocynaceae

E

28

Nagphani

Opuntia cochenillifera

Cactaceae

E

29

Cactus

Cereus ?sp

Cactaceae

E

30

Sea Holy

Acanthus ilicifolius

Acanthaceae

I

31

Desert Rose

Adenium obesum

Apocynaceae

E

32

Spanish Dagger

Yucaglorisa

Agavaceae

E

33

Lady Palm

Rhapsis excelsa

Arecaceae

E

34

Pony Tail Palm

Beaucarnea recurvata

Agavaceae

E

35

African Milk Bush

Synadenium grantii

Euphorbiaceae

E

36

Madagascar Ocotillo

Alluaudia procera

Ddiereaceae

E

37

Yankli

Maytenus rothiana

Celastraceae

I

38

Dwarf Date Palm

Phoenix roebelenii

Arecaceae

E

39

SouthAfrican Cycad

Encephalartos villosus

Cycadaceae

E

40

Pencil Tree

Euphorbia tirucalli

Euphotbiaceae

E

41

Bread Fruit Tree

Artocarpus incisa

Moraceae

E

42

Chikrassy

Chukrasia tabularis

Meliaceae

I


Key to use: E=Exotic,I=India,A=Andaman


 

 
 
 
 
 
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