35th Tree Appreciation Walk on 24th Fenruary at Sagar Upvan:

Sagar Upvan is the place to be on 24th February for our Tree Appreciation Walk………It is one of the most well-kept garden of Mumbai with some very interesting species of trees such as Kala Palash (Ougeinia oojeinensis), Black Pearl tree (Harpullia zanquebarica), Branching Palm (Hyphaene dichotoma), Cher (Erinocarpus nimmonii), Chamoli (Bauhinia foveolata) found there..……….but hidden among these tall stalwarts trees in the garden….there is a small & a very intrigue world of Euphorbia & Agave thriving and eager to be introduced………Euphorbia antiquorum, Euphorbia viquieri, Euphorbia ligularia, Euphorbia milli, Alluaudia procera and many more. Yellow Silk Cotton & Red Silk cotton trees are profusely flowering and its sight to behold.

We invite you all to join us for our Tree Appreciation Walk at Sagar Upvan on 24thFebruary.

The 35th Tree Appreciation walk is on 24th February,13

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.

We will be sending the list of the trees which we are planning to show in a day or two.

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,

TAW Team


35th Tree Appreciation Walk at Sagar Upvan, Mumbai on 24th Feb,13:   As promised we are attaching the List of the Trees of Sagar Upvan which we are planning to show you all during our Walk in the Garden.


FLORA
OF SAGAR UPVAN
(BOMBAY
PORT TRUST GARDEN)













































NO




Common
Name




Botanical
Name




Family




Origin





1.




Lipstick Palm




Cyrtostachys renda




Arecaceae




Thailand





2.




Moses in the Cradle




Tradescantia spathacea




Commelinaceae




Mexico, W. Indies





3.




Mauritius Hemp




Furcraea foetida




Agavaceae




Tropical America





 




 




Plants in Glass House




 




 





4.




Crown of Thorns




Euphorbia milli




Euphorbiaceae




Madagascar





5.




Viguieri’s spurge




Euphorbia viguieri











6.




White Thread of Cascade




Agave x leopoldi




Avavaceae








7.




Lady of the Night




Cereus hexagonus




Cactaceae




Guyana/Venezuela





8.




Madagascar Palm




Pachypodium lamerei




Apocynaceae




Madagascar





 




 




In The Garden




 




 





9.




Purple Wreath




Petrea
volubilis




Verbenaceae




Mexico





10.




Slipper Spurge




Pedilanthus
tithymaloides




Euphorbiaceae




Tropical America





11.




Cornstalk Dracaena




Dracaena
fragrance




Agavaceae




Tropical Africa





12.




Tubular Agave




Agave
tubulata







Tropical America





13.




Kajra




Strychnos
nuxvomica




Loganiaceae




India





14..




Centuary Plant




Agave
Americana




Agavaceae




Tropical America





15.




White Ghost




Euphorbia lactea




Euphorbiaceae




India





16.




Tridhari Thor




Euphorbia
antiquorrum







 





17.




Christmas Flower




Euphorbia
pulcherrima







Mexico





18.




Bhungro Thor




Euphorbia
neriifolia







India





19.




Opuntia




Opuntia
cochenillifera




Cactaceae




Mexico





20.




California Fan Palm




Washingtonia
filifera




Arecaceae




America





21




Sea Holy




Acanthus
ilicifolius




Acanthaceae




India





22.




Aristocratic Lady Palm




Raphis
excelsa




Arecaceae




South China





23.




Pony Tail Palm




Beaucarnea
recurvata




Agavaceae




Mexico





24.




Desert Rose




Adenium
obesum




Apocynaceae




Tropical Africa





25.




Spanish Dagger




Yuca
gloriosa




Agavaceae




W. Indies





26.




Din Ka Raja




Cestrum
diurnum




Solanaceae




W. Indies





27.




Kaju




Anacardium
occidentale




Anacardiaceae




N. E. Brazil





28.




African Milk Bush




Synadenium
grantii




Euphorbiaceae




Africa





29.




Madagascar ocotillo




Alluaudia
procera




Didiereaceae




Madagascar





30.




Yankli




Maytenus
rothiana




Celastraceae




India





31.




Pygme Date Palm




Phoenix
roebelenii




Arecaceae




Laos





32.




South African Cycad




Encephalartos
villosus




Cycadaceae




S. Africa





33.




Pencil Tree




Euphorbia
tirucalli




Euphorbiaceae




 


Africa





34.




Yellow China Hat




Holmskioldia
sanquinea lutea




Verbenaceae




Tropical Asia





35.




Queen Sago




Cycas
circinalis




Cycadaceae




India





36.




Snake Plant




Sanseveria
trifasciata




Agavaceae




W. Indies





37.




Vanuatu Fan Palm




Licuala
grandis




Arecaceae




Vanuatu Island





38.




Kapok




Ceiba
pentendra




Bombaceae




India





39.




Yellow Silk Cotton




Cochlospermum
religiosum




Cochlospermaceae




India





 

 

 

 

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