Ephemerals of SGNP, Borivali, were the ‘Show Stopper’ of our previous Walks in the forest………since they have completed their short life cycle and gone back in the arms of mother nature……..we, once again, move to urban gardens of Mumbai ……Sagar Upvan (Bombay Port Trust Garden), Colaba has some very curious Cacti in their Glass House and around……..the Cacti has unique ways of surviving in the Deserts of America and have spread all over the world with the help of Man, who is always fascinated by their physical structure & flowers……… then there are Euphorbia plants, they are like Cactus…..succulent & thorny……..but they are not Cactus………many mysteries, myth & legends are connected with Cactus & Euphorbia……..it would be very interesting to find out which plants are Cacti & which are Euphorbia……. Moreover, in the garden, fruits of Chikrassy (Chukrasia tabularis) can be seen……these fruits are not seen by many………. Bakul is flowering profusely………..Kajra Strychnos nux vomica is laden with fruits……..We invite you all to take a Tree Appreciation Walk in Sagar Upvan, Colaba on 8thDec,13 with us to enjoy these nature’s bounty….

The 45th Tree Appreciation walk is on 8th Dec, 2013

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. Acquatic 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


 

Plants of
SagarUpvan, Colaba  Mumbai,  45th TAW 8.12.13














































No




Common Name




Botanical Name




Family




 





1




Lipstick  Palm




Cyrtostachysrenda




Arecaceae




E





2




Cork Tree




Millintonia hortensis




Bignoniaceae




E





3




Crown of Thorns




Euphorbia milli




Euphorbiaceae




E





4




Viguieri’s Spurge




Euphorbia viguieri




Euphorbiaceae




E





5




White Thread of Cascade




Agave x leopoldi




Agavaceae




E





6




Mdagascar Palm




Pachypodium lameri




Apocynaceae




E





7




Black Pearl




Harpullia zanquebarica




Sapindaceae




E





8




Beach Cordia




Cordia subcordata




Ehretiaceae




A





9




Kala  Palash




Ougenia oojeinensis




Fabaceae




I





10




Yerul




Xylia xylocarpa




Mimosaceae




I





11




Chamoli




Bauhinia foveolatus




Caesalpiniaceae




I





12




Red Cassia




Cassia roxburgii




Caesalpiniaceae




I





13




Kashid




Senn asiamia




Caesalpiniaceae




I





14




Corky Passion Flower




Passiflora subrosa




Passifloraceae




E





15




Gulmohar




Delonix regia




Caesalpiniaceae




E





16




Farash




Tamarix aphylla




Tamaricaceae




I





17




Kajra




Strychnos nuxvomica




Loganiaceae




I





18




Slender Goldshower




Galphimia glauca




Malphigiaceae




E





19




Agave




Agave ?sp




Agavaceae




E





20




Karvanda




Carissa carandas




Apocynaceae




I





21




Christamas Plant




Euphorbia pulcherrima




Euphorbiaceae




E





22




White Ghost




Euphorbia lactea




Euphorbiaceae




I





23




Tridhari Thor




Euphorbia 
antiquerrum




Euphorbiaceae




I





24




Bhungro Thor




Euphorbia nerifolia




Euphorbia




I





25




California Palm




Washingtoniafilifera




Arecaceae




E





26




Babul




Acacia nilotica




Mimosaceae




I





27




Frangipani /Champa




Plumeria




Apocynaceae




E





28




Nagphani




Opuntia cochenillifera




Cactaceae




E





29




Cactus




Cereus ?sp




Cactaceae




E





30




Sea Holy




Acanthus ilicifolius




Acanthaceae




I





31




Desert Rose




Adenium obesum




Apocynaceae




E





32




Spanish Dagger




Yucaglorisa




Agavaceae




E





33




Lady Palm




Rhapsis excelsa




Arecaceae




E





34




Pony Tail Palm




Beaucarnea recurvata




Agavaceae




E





35




African Milk Bush




Synadenium grantii




Euphorbiaceae




E





36




Madagascar Ocotillo




Alluaudia procera




Ddiereaceae




E





37




Yankli




Maytenus rothiana




Celastraceae




I





38




Dwarf Date Palm




Phoenix roebelenii




Arecaceae




E





39




SouthAfrican Cycad




Encephalartos villosus




Cycadaceae




E





40




Pencil Tree




Euphorbia tirucalli




Euphotbiaceae




E





41




Bread Fruit Tree




Artocarpus incisa




Moraceae




E





42




Chikrassy




Chukrasia tabularis




Meliaceae




I






Key to use:
E=Exotic,I=India,A=Andaman


 

 
 
 
 
 

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