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

….


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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