Dear Friends,

It’s the Sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the Sun shining…… as one hear the approaching sound of drums heralding the Navratri……. gently but surely the Sharad ritu (autumn) nudging out the Shravan, …. & its time for us, for the monthly tonic of wilderness…….the forest floor of the Kanheri Cave trail in SGNP is full of mystery & surprises….…….flowers of Forest Barleria (Barleria prattensis), Purple Heads (Phyllocephalum scabridum), Bala, Atibala, Mahabala(Sida acuta, S. rhombifolia, S. cordifolia), are blooming…….tiny Barki (Geissaspis tenella), Aeschynomene Americana, Neelima (Murdania simplex) are so small and hidden among the grasses that they throw challenge at us to discover them………..lets get together once again to enjoy the nodding Smithias, dominant Kurdu (Celosia argentea), taste the fruit of Hasoli (Grewia nervosa)and admire the beauty of Grewia serrulata’s flowers………. We invite you all to take a Tree Appreciation Walk with us in Kanheri Caves trail SGNP, Borivali……..

The 42nd walk is on Sunday 6th oct, 2013

Venue: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali

Time: 7.30 am

Duration of walk: 2 hours

Meeting Point: SGNP’s gate near the ticket window.

Please buy your ticket which is Rs.34.40/- 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. Kanheri Caves Trail is not a restricted area but we have to take permission to conduct the walk there. It is about 8 km inside the park from the main gate.

2. Please register with us by 4thoct,13 as we have to inform the forest office in advance. This time we are restricting the number to 40 participants only.

3. Its not possible for us to arrange for the vehicle from gate to Kanheri Caves Trail, please make your own arrangements to reach there which is just 8 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 Kanheri Caves Trail. Also the que 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 is attached here with.

Hope to see you all,

Cheers,


The
List of the plants of Kanheri Caves Trail, SGNP

42nd
Tree Appreciation Walk – 6th Oct, 2013














































No.




Common
Name




Scientific
Name




Family





1.




KadaviGhisodi




Luffa acutangula var. amara




Cucurbitaceae





2.




Kaori




Grewia serrulata




Tiliaceae





3.




Shendvel




Dioscoria pentaphylla




Dioscoreaceae





4.




False Pimpernel




Lindernia antipoda




Scorphulariaceae





5.




Pan Lavang




Ludwigia octovalvis




Onagraceae





6.




JangliBhindi




Abelmoschus manihot




Malvaceae





7.




Brazil Jute




Malachra capitata




Malvaceae





8.




Spiral Ginger




Costus speciosus




Zingiberaceae





9.




Wild Moong




Vigna radiata




Fabaceae





10.




ChhadhariChunch




Corchorus aestuans




Malvaceae





11.




Common Burbush




Triumfetta rhomboidea




Tiliaceae





12.




Khajoti




Fleurya interrupta




Urticaceae





13.




Thorny Bamboo




Bambusa arundinaceae




Poaceae





14.




Karwat




Ficus exasperata




Moraceae





15.




Kamala/Kumkum




Mallotus philippensis




Euphorbiaceae





16.




Dinda




Leea indica




Vitaceae





17.




Gavel




Argyreia sericea




Convolvulaceae





18.




Charcoal Tree




Trema orientalis




Ulmaceae





19.




Ghotvel




Smilax zeylanica




Smilacaceae





20.




Climbing fern




Lygodium flexuosum




Schizaeaceae





21.




Kala Umbar




Ficus hispida




Moraceae





22.




Silky Elephant Glory




Argyria nervosa




Convolvulaceae





23.




Tupkari/Bala




Sida acuta




Malvaceae





24.




Mahabala




Sida cordifolia




Malvaceae





25.




Atibala




Sida rhombifolia




Malvaceae





26.




Chirati




Mukia maderaspatnam




Cucurbitaceae





27.




Sarpandi




Lagerstroemia parviflora




Lythraceae





28.




Dinda




Leea macrophylla




Vitaceae





29.




Dhaman




Grewia tiliifolia




Tiliaceae





30.




Hasoli




Grewia nervosa syn G. microcos




Tiliaceae





31.




Alu




Meynalaxiflorasyn Vangueriaspinosa




Rubiaceae





32.




Karvanda




Carissa congesta




Apocynaceae





33.




Semul/Savar




Bombax ceiba




Bombacaceae





34.




Kalamb




Mitragyna parviflora




Rubiaceae





35.




Cockscomb




Celosia argentea




Amaranthaceae





36.




Toran




Ziziphus rugosa




Rhamnaceae





37.




Pala Indigo




Wrightia tinctoria




Apocynaceae





38.




Karvi




Carvia callosa




Acanthaceae





39.




Sensitive Smithia




Smithia sensitiva




Fabaceae





40.




Neelima




Murdannia simplex




Commelinaceae





41.




Purple Head




Phylocephallum scarbridum




Asteraceae





42.




LahanBarki




Geissaspis tenella




Fabaceae




 

 

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