52nd Tree Appreciation Walk at Silonda Trail, SGNP

 
 
 

Its time to tune our heart to the Natural Symphony of the forest at SGNP……..twining plants, leaf climbers, tendril bearers, roots & hook climbers are twining, winding their way up the trees towards the Sun………the graceful dancing moments of climbers of Indian Kutzu (Puerariar tuberosa), Norvel (Dioscorea bulbifera) Shendvel( Dioscorea pentaphylla), Abai ( Canavalia gladiate),Gunj (Abrus precatorius), Gulvel Tinospora cordifolia),Jasminum malabarium and many more, have unresolved mystery all around them……

 

Lets observe & understand their fascinating world of dancing movements…… we invite you all to take a Walk with us on Silonda Trail on 20th July at 7.30 am….. 

The 52nd walk is on Sunday 20th, 2014                

 Venue: Silonda Trail, 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.45/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 110.

Also note we have to pay Rs 75/- 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. 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 is attached herewith. 

Hope to see you all, 

Cheers, 

TAW Team


List of the plants of Silonda Trail, SGNP, Mumbai,

52nd Tree Appreciation Walk on 7th July,2014

No.

Common Name

Scientific Name

Family

 

1.

Shisham

Dalbergia latifolia

Fabaceae

T

2.

Indian Kutzu

Puerariar tuberosa

Fabaceae

C

3.

Norvel

Dioscorea bulbifera

Dioscoreaceae

C

4.

Shendvel

Dioscorea pentaphylla

Dioscoreaceae

C

5.

Ghotvel

Smilax ovalifolia

Smilacaceae

C

6.

Abai

Canavalia gladiata

Fabaceae

C

7.

Gunj

Abrus precatorius

Fabaceae

C

8.

Haldu

Haldinia cordifolia

Rubiaceae

T

9.

Kurchi

Holarrhena antidysenterica

Apocynaceae

T

10.

Kumbhi

Careya arborea

Lecythdiaceae

T

11.

Silky Elephant Glory

Argyreira nervosa

Convovalaceae

C

12.

Moi

Lannea coromandelica

Anacardiaceae

T

13.

Kakad

Garuga pinnata

Burseraceae

T

14.

Dandus

Dalbergia lanceolata

Fabaceae

T

15.

Charoli/Chironji

Buchanania lanzan

Anacardiaceae

T

16.

Bush Grapes

Cayratia trifolia

Vitaceae

C

17.

Panichi Vel

Cissus repanda

Vitaceae

C

18.

Tambat

Flacourtia indica

Flacourtiaceae

T

19.

Kantola

Momordica dioica

Cucurbitaceae

C

20.

Sand Paper Tree

Streblus asper

Moraceae

T

21.

Ghotvel

Smilex sp.(without tendril)

Smilaceae

C

22.

Gulvel

Tinospora cordifolia

Menispermaceae

C

23.

Kuthan

Hymenodictyon orixense

Rubiaceae

T

24.

Bokhada

Casearia graveolens

Flacortiaceae

T

25.

Kal-lavi

Gloriosa superba

Liliaceae

H

26.

Forest Beanstalk

Derris scandens

Fabaceae

C

27.

Kusum

Schleichera oleosa

Sapindaceae

T

28.

Wavding

Embelia sp.

Myrsinaceae

C

29.

Ghat Bor

Ziziphus caracutta

Rhamnaceae

T

30.

Asan

Bridelia retusa

Euphorbiaceae

T

31.

Devkanda

Tacca leontopetaloides

Taccaceae

H

32.

Shevla

Amorphophallus commutatus

Araceae

H

33.

Toran

Ziziphus rugosa

Rhamnaceae

C

34.

Petari

Trewia nudiflora

Euphorbiaceae

T

35.

Aamti

Bauhinia malabarica

Casealpiniaceae

T

36.

Padal

Stereospermum angustifolium

Bignoneaceae

T

37.

Jasmin

Jasminnum malabaricum

Oleaceae

C

38.

Kalamb

Mitragyna parviflora

Rubiaceae

T

39.

Motha Piluk

Combretum latifolium

Combretaceae

C

40.

Payar

Ficus arnottiana

Moraceae

T

 


 

 
 
 
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