62th Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan, Colaba



Sweltering heat and horrid humidity of Mumbai have been daring us to move away from fan and AC’s………but Sagar Upavan is breathing out fragrance & only fragrance..……we invite you all to breeze through the fragrance of the flowers of Bakul (Mimusops elengi), Medshing ( Dolichandrone falcate), Sita che Veni (Cithyrexylum spinosum) and gently touch the beautiful pink flowers of Bauhinia monandra, Dhawada, Black Pearl (Harpullia zanquebarica)……admire the aerodynamics seeds of Madhavi lata (Hiptage benghalensis), mysterious Ardhaphool (Scaevolas taccada)……artistically carved out delicate leaves of Jacaranda……Join us for our Tree Appreciation Walk at Sagar Upvan on 7th June. 

The 62th Tree Appreciation walk is on 7th June,15

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. Aquatic bird’s 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 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/  

list of the trees which we are planning to show is attached with this mail 

Hope to see you all,

Cheers,

TAW Team



FLORA OF SAGAR UPVAN

(BOMBAY PORT TRUST GARDEN)

No.

Common Name

Botanical Name

Family

Origin

1.

Royal Palm

Roystonea regia

Arecaceae

Cuba

2.

Chikoo

Manikara zapota

Sapotaceae

Mexico

3.

Jarul

Lagerstroemia speciosa

Lytheraceae

Native

4.

Kaddipatta

Murraya koenigii

Rutaceae

Native

5.

Butterfly Flower

Bauhinia monandra

Caesalpiniaceae

Madagaskar

6.

Black Pearl

Harpullia zanquebarica

Sapindaceae

Africa

7.

Chickrassy

Chukrasia tabularis

Meliaceae

Native

8.

Boomerang tree

Xylia xylocarpa

Mimosaceae

Native

9.

Beach Cordia

Cordia subcordata

Ehretiaceae

Andaman

10.

Kala Palash

Ougeinia oojeinensis

Fabaceae

Native

11.

Brazillian Pepper

Schinus terebinthifolius

Anacardiaceae

S. America

12.

Billimbi

Averrhoa bilimbi

Averrhoaceae

America

13.

Allspice

Pimenta dioica

Lauraceae

S. America

14.

Dhawda

Anogeissus pendula

Combretaceae

Native

15.

RatanGunj

Adenanthera pavonina

Mimosaceae

Native

16.

Bael

Aegle marmelos

Rutaceae

Native

17.

Karvanda

Carissa carandas

Apocynaceae

Native

18.

Kavath

Limonia acidissima

Rutaceae

Java

19.

South Indian Mahua

Madhuca longifolia var M. longifolia

Sapotaceae

Native

20.

SitacheVeni

Citharexylum spinosum

Verbenaceae

S. America

21.

Medhshingi

Dolichandrone falcata

Bignoniaceae

Native

22.

Bakul

Mimusops elengi

Sapotaceae

Native

23.

Heena/Mehndi

Lawsonia inermis

Lytheraceae

Native

24.

Rose of Venezuela

Brownea coccinia

Caesalpiniaceae

Tropical America

25.

Kapok

Ceiba pentendra

Bombaceae

S. America

26.

Red Leea

Leea coccinea

Vitaceae

N. Guinea

27.

Amaltas/Bahava

Cassia fistula

Caesalpiniaceae

Native

28.

Neelmohar

Jacaranda mimosifolia

Bignoniaceae

T.America

29.

Madhavilata

Hiptage benghalensis

Malphighiaceae

Native

 

30.

 

Nimuli

 

Syzygium caryophyllatum

 

Myrtaceae

 

Native

31.

Ardhaphool

Scaevola staccada

Goodeniaceae

Native





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