The season to celebrate without any reason has arrived……the Monsoon has begun………like a magic band it has swept & transformed the landscape from a seemingly lifeless, parched brown of summer to a verdant green ……… all the heat and lethargy of the previous months are washed away by this beautiful downpour………And the best way to experience the beauty of the monsoon is…….on foot, walking around in the forest……..we invite you all to join us for free Tree Appreciation Walk at Silonda Trail in SGNP, Mumbai……..  Forest floor is full of its magic……..Gulvel, Ghotvel, Norvel, Kantola, Anantmol, all are clamoring to climb up on the trees of Shisham, Chironji, Haldu, Kusum, Bhorsal and many more.

The 40thth walk is on Sunday 7th July, 2013                 

 Venue:  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.33.40/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 100.

 Also note we have to pay Rs 50 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. Please register with us by 3rd July as we have to inform the forest office in advance. This time we are restricting the number to 35 participants only.

 

3 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 will be send later.

 Hope to see you all,

 Cheers,

 TAW Team


The rain & the regeneration is happening in full swing in the national park………The beautiful &  majestic trees everywhere in the park,  are quiet & subdued, totally immersed in their seasonal work of making & storing food…………….. the sheer varieties of climbers are rushing to reach on top of them & touch their canopy…….……..the delicate herbs are in hurry to complete their life cycle in the monsoon…………..one can feel the energy & synergy among the flora & fauna (butterflies,bugs, beetle, grass hoppers, praying mantis, spiders, crabs etc) in there……. Hope to see you all.

 

Here is the list of the plants which we are planning to show during our Walk……


 
 

List of the
plants of Silonda Trial, SGNP, Mumbai

                                                            40th
Tree Appreciation Walk 0n 7th July,2013





































































































































































No



Common Name



Scientific Name



Family



1.



Charoli



Buchanania lanzan



Anacardiacese



2.



Baratondi



Morinda tinctoria



Rubiaceae



3.



Bonfire tree



Firmiana colorata



Sterculiaceae



4.



Apta



Bauhinia racemosa



Caesalpiniaceae



5.



Parul



Stereospermum Chelonoides



Bignoniaceae



6.



Shisham



Dalbergia latifolia



Papilionaceae



7.



Indian Kino/Bibla



Pterospermum marsupium



Papilionaceae



8.



Kurchi



Holarrhena antidysenterica



Apocynaceae



9.



Kumbhi



Careya arborea



Lecythiaceae



10.



Kante Saver



Bombax ceiba



Bombaceae



11.



Kakad



Garuga pinnata



Burseraceae



12.



Moi



Lannea coromandelica



Anacardiaceae



13.



Dandus



Dalbergia lanceolaria



Papilionaceae



14.



Haldu



Haldina cordifolia



Rubiaceae



15.



Chamoli



Bauhinia foveolata



Caesalpiniaceae



16.



Asana



Bridelia retusa



Euphrbiaceae



17.



Ain



Terminalia elliptica



Combretaceae



18.



Bhorsal



Hymenodictyon orixensis



Rubiaceae



19.



Dhaman



Grevia tiliaefolia



Tiliaceae



20.



Bokhada



Casearia graveolens



Flacourtiaceae



21.



Gela



Catunaregam spinosa



Rubiaceae



22.



Kusum



Scheichera oleosa



Sapindaceae



23.



Petari



Trevia nudiflora



Euphorbiaceae



24.



Kalamb



Mitragyna parviflora



Rubiaceae



25.



Tambada Kuda



Wrightia arborea



Apocynaceae



26.



Humb



Polyalthia cerasoides



Anonaceae


 

CLIMBERS                       









27.



Norvel



Dioscorea bulbifera



Dioscoreaceae






























































































28.



Wild Grapes



Ampelocissus latifolia (Vitis latifolia)



Vitaceae



29.



Gulvel



Tinospora cordifolia



Menispermaceae



30.



Ghotvel



Smilax zylanica



Smilaceae



31.



Anantvel



Hemidesmus indicus



Periplocaceae



32.



Ukshi



Calycopteris floribunda



Combtreceae



33.



Chana Bor



Ziziphus oenoplis



Rhamnaceae



34.



Mal-Kangani



Celastrus paniculatus



Celastraceae



35.



Kal-lavi



Gloriosa superba



Liliaceae



36.



Ambat-vel



Cayratia trifolia (Vitis triafolia)



Vitaceae



37.



Samudrasoka/Silky elephant glory



Argyreia nervosa



Convolvalaceae



38.



Shend vel



Dioscoria pentaphylla



Dioscoriaceae



39.



Panichi vel/Gendal



Cissus repanda



Vitaceae



40.



Mad vel



Combretum ovalifolium



Combretaceae



41.



Gometi



Solena amplexicaulis



Cucurbitaceae



42.



 Hondala



Adenia  hondala



Passifloraceae


Herbs &
Shrubs







































43.



Tivra Gandha



Eupatorium odoratum



Asteraceae



44.



Kali Musli



Curculigo orchioides



Hypoxidaceae



45.



Hill Turmeric



Cucurma pseudomontana



Zingiberaceae



46.



Polynesia arrowroot



Tacca leontopetaloides



Taccaceae



47.



Dragen Stalk Yam/Shevla



Amorphophallus comnutatus



Araceae



48.



Cup & Saucer



Breynia retusa



Euphorbiaceae



 
 

 

 

 

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