22nd Tree Appreciation Walk at BPT Garden [Sagar Upavan]

Tree Appreciation Walk at BPT Garden[Sagar Upavan];
 
 
 

22nd TAW on 22nd January at BPT Garden[Sgar Upavan] at 8 am:

We, a group of nature lovers decided to start free Tree Appreciation Walks in Mumbai. Our aim is to create awareness and inculcate a love for the trees.

You are most welcome to join us for our walks.

The 22nd Tree Appreciation walk is on 22ndJanuary 2012 Time: 8 a.m.

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 hector botanical garden behind the Sassoon Dock area of Colaba. It is divided into sections of bamboos, figs, mangrove associates, flowering trees,palms,medicinal plants and has more than 300species of plants on this reclaimed land. There is even a small glass house.40 species of birds are noted. Aquatic 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

Hope to see you all

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Trees of Bombay Port Trust garden

No.

Common name

Scientific Name

Family

Place of Origin

 

1

Blue Clock Vine

Thunbergia grandiflora

Acanthaceae

India

2

Traveller's Palm

Ravenala madagascariensis

Strelitziaceae

Madagascar

3

Cherry Jubillee

Allamanda violaceous

Apocynaceae

Tropical America

4

Palash

Butea monosperma

Fabaceae

India

5

Golden trumpet

Tabebuia argentea

Bignoniaceae

Brazil

6

Rose Allamanda

Strophanthus gratus

Apocynaceae

West Africa

7

Yellow bells

Tecoma stans

Bignoniaceae

South America

8

Black pearl

Harpullia zanguebarica

Sapindaceae

Africa

9

Kala Palash

Ougeinia oojeinensis

Fabaceae

India

10

Beach cordia

Cordia subcordata

Boraginaceae

South East Asia

11

Kailaspati

Couraupita guienensis

Lecythidaceae

South America

12

Fern pine

Podocarpus gracilior

Podocarpaceae

Africa

13

Rakta Rohida

Aphanamixis polystachya

Meliaceae

India

14

Pichkari

Spathodea campanulata

Bignoniaceae

Africa

15

Bilimbi

Averrhoa bilimbi

Averrhoaceae

Tropical America

16

All spice

Pimenta Dioica

Lauraceae

South America

17

Bald Cypress

Taxodium distichum

Taxodiaceae

America

18

Farash

Tamarix aphylla

Tamariaceae

India

19

Shooting star

Pseuderanthemum laxiflorum

Acanthaceae

Tropical America

20

Bread fruit

Artocarpus altilis

Moraceae

South East Asia

21

Medshing

Dolichandrone falcata

Bignoniaceae

India

22

Bakul

Mimusops elengi

Sapotaceae

India

23

Silver oak

Grevillea robusta

Proteaceae

Australia

24

Yellow silk cotton

Cochlospermum religiosum

Cochlospermaceae

India

25

Cher

Erinocarpus nimmonii

Tiliaceae

India

26

Semal

Bombax ceiba

Bombaceae

India

27

Din ka raja

Cestrum diurnum

Solanaceae

India

No.

Common name

Scientific Name

Family

Place of Origin

28

Mangium

Acacia mangium

Mimosaceae

Australia

29

Australian acacia

Acacia auriculiformis

Mimosaceae

Australia

30

Poinsettia

Euphorbia pulcherrima

Euphorbiaceae

Mexico

31

Suru

Casuarina equisetifolia

Casuarinaceae

India

32

Kauri Pine

Agathis robusta

Araucariaceae

Australia

33

Nagkuda

Tabernaemontana alternifolia

Apocynaceae

India

34

Undi

Calophyllum inophyllum

Clusiaceae

India

35

Fire bush

Hamelia patens

Rubiaceae

Tropical America

36

Kewda

Pandanus odoratissimus

Pandanaceae

India

37

Yellow oleander

Thevetia peruviana

Apocynaceae

Peru

 


 

 
 
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