As the winter’s wild, gentle & cool breeze has picked up……… & the trees creak , swaying in the wind…………The Earth has slowly started gathering all into herself……….wild herbs, climbers, flowers going back into her…….with the promise to be born again very soon. Its leafy abundance may be receding but, defying all the quietness & stillness……..the beautiful pink flowers of Hill Thistle (Tricholepis amplexicaulis), Abai (Canavalia gladiata), Forest Barleria (Barleria prattensis), Hill Blepharis ( Blepharis asperrima), Hill Catmint (Anisomeles heyneana) and very elusive flowers of Bauhinia faveolata tree and many more …….. are exploding with energy, as if wanting to be watched in wonders in Silonda Trail……..

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” H. D. Thoreau

We invite you all to join us for a Tree Appreciation Walk in Silonda Trail, SGNP, on 24th Nov,13

The 44ththwalk is on Sunday 24th, 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 75/- 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. 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 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 will be send later.

Hope to see you all,

Cheers,

TAW


attached is the list of plants to be shown at the trail.
Kindly register for the trail as we have to inform the forest officer as to how many people are coming.

Plants of Silonda Trail SGNP 44th TAW
24.11.13

 












































No




Common Name




Scientific Name




Family




 





1




Hill Thistle




Tricholepis  amplexicaulis




Asteraceae




H





2




Khaj Khujali




Mucuna pruriens




Fabaceae




C





3




Shisham




Dalbergia latifolia




Fabaceae




T





4




Bibla




Pterocarpus  marsupium




Fabaceae




T





5




Blue Eranthemum




Eranthemum roseum




Acanthaceae




H





6




Gunj




Abrus precatorius




Fabaceae




C





7




Purple Mallow




Urena lobata




Malvaceae




H





8




Tivra Gandha




Eupatorium odoratum




Asteraceae




S





9




Chirati




Mukia
maderaspatana




Cucurbitaceae




C





10




Ghotvel




Smilax zeylanica




Smilaceae




C





11




Silky Elephant Glory




Argyreia  nervosa




Convolvulaceae




C





12




Kante Savar




Bombax  ceiba




Bombaceae




T





13




Dandus




Dalbergia lanceolaria




Fabaceae




T





14




Abai




Canavalia  gladiata




Fabaceae




C





15




Hill Blepharis




Blepharis asperrima




Acanthaceae




H





16




Norvel




Dioscorea bulifera




Dioscoreaceae




C





17




Charoli




Buchanania  lanzan




Anacardiaceae




T





18




Gulabi Koranti




Barleria prattensis




Acanthaceae




H





19




Common Burbush




Triumfetta  rhomboidea




Tiliaceae




H





20




Chamoli




Bauhinia  foveolatus




Caesalpiniaceae




T





21




Undhu Phul




Trichodesma indicum




Boraginaceae




H





22




Gopali




Anisomeles heyneana




Laminaceae




H





23




Murud Shing




Helicteres isora




Sterculiaceae




S





24




Panichi Vel




Cissus repanda




Vitaceae




C





25




Chana Bor




Ziziphus oenoplia




Rhamnaceae




S





26




Job’s Tears




Coix lacryma-jobi




Poaceae




H





27




Marsh Carpet




Hygrophila  serpyllum




Acanthaceae




H





28




Ain




Terminalia  elliptica




Combrataceae




T





29




Common Mallow




Azanza lampas




Malvaceae




S





30




Aasan




Bridelia retusa




Euphorbiaceae




T





31




Kusum




Schleichera oleosa




Sapindaceae




T





32




Amaltas




Cassia fistula




Caesalpiniaceae




T





33




Bor




Ziziphus mauritiana




Rhamnaceae




T





34




Ghat Bor




Ziziphus caracutta




Rhamnaceae




T





35




Karvanda




Carissa carandas




Apocynaceae




S





36




Bhorsal




Hymenodictyon  orixensis




Rybiaceae




T





37




Padal




Stereospermum chelonoides




Bignoniaceae




T





38




Van Kapus




Kosteletzkya  vitifolia




Malvaceae




H





39




Kalamb




Mitragyna parvifolia




Rubiaceae




T





40




Karanj




Pongamia pinnata




Fabaceae




T




 

Key to use: H=Herb, C=Climber,  S=Shrub, T=Tree



 

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.