Its time to tune our heart to the Natural Symphony of the forest at SGNP……..twining plants, leaf climbers, tendril bearers, roots & hook climbers are twining, winding their way up the trees towards the Sun………the graceful dancing moments of climbers of Indian Kutzu (Puerariar tuberosa), Norvel (Dioscorea bulbifera) Shendvel( Dioscorea pentaphylla), Abai ( Canavalia gladiate),Gunj (Abrus precatorius), Gulvel Tinospora cordifolia),Jasminum malabarium and many more, have unresolved mystery all around them……

 

Lets observe & understand their fascinating world of dancing movements…… we invite you all to take a Walk with us on Silonda Trail on 20th July at 7.30 am….. 

The 52nd walk is on Sunday 20th, 2014                

 Venue: Silonda Trail, 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.45/- per head. Car ticket is approximately Rs 110.

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 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 is attached herewith. 

Hope to see you all, 

Cheers, 

TAW Team


List of the plants of
Silonda Trail, SGNP, Mumbai,

52nd Tree
Appreciation Walk on 7th July,2014


































































































































































































































































































No.



Common Name



Scientific Name



Family



 



1.



Shisham



Dalbergia latifolia



Fabaceae



T



2.



Indian
Kutzu



Puerariar tuberosa



Fabaceae



C



3.



Norvel



Dioscorea bulbifera



Dioscoreaceae



C



4.



Shendvel



Dioscorea pentaphylla



Dioscoreaceae



C



5.



Ghotvel



Smilax ovalifolia



Smilacaceae



C



6.



Abai



Canavalia gladiata



Fabaceae



C



7.



Gunj



Abrus precatorius



Fabaceae



C



8.



Haldu



Haldinia cordifolia



Rubiaceae



T



9.



Kurchi



Holarrhena antidysenterica



Apocynaceae



T



10.



Kumbhi



Careya arborea



Lecythdiaceae



T



11.



Silky
Elephant Glory



Argyreira nervosa



Convovalaceae



C



12.



Moi



Lannea coromandelica



Anacardiaceae



T



13.



Kakad



Garuga pinnata



Burseraceae



T



14.



Dandus



Dalbergia lanceolata



Fabaceae



T



15.



Charoli/Chironji



Buchanania lanzan



Anacardiaceae



T



16.



Bush
Grapes



Cayratia trifolia



Vitaceae



C



17.



Panichi
Vel



Cissus repanda



Vitaceae



C



18.



Tambat



Flacourtia indica



Flacourtiaceae



T



19.



Kantola



Momordica dioica



Cucurbitaceae



C



20.



Sand
Paper Tree



Streblus asper



Moraceae



T



21.



Ghotvel



Smilex sp.(without tendril)



Smilaceae



C



22.



Gulvel



Tinospora cordifolia



Menispermaceae



C



23.



Kuthan



Hymenodictyon orixense



Rubiaceae



T



24.



Bokhada



Casearia graveolens



Flacortiaceae



T



25.



Kal-lavi



Gloriosa superba



Liliaceae



H



26.



Forest
Beanstalk



Derris scandens



Fabaceae



C



27.



Kusum



Schleichera oleosa



Sapindaceae



T



28.



Wavding



Embelia sp.



Myrsinaceae



C



29.



Ghat Bor



Ziziphus caracutta



Rhamnaceae



T



30.



Asan



Bridelia retusa



Euphorbiaceae



T



31.



Devkanda



Tacca leontopetaloides



Taccaceae



H



32.



Shevla



Amorphophallus commutatus



Araceae



H



33.



Toran



Ziziphus rugosa



Rhamnaceae



C



34.



Petari



Trewia nudiflora



Euphorbiaceae



T



35.



Aamti



Bauhinia malabarica



Casealpiniaceae



T



36.



Padal



Stereospermum angustifolium



Bignoneaceae



T



37.



Jasmin



Jasminnum malabaricum



Oleaceae



C



38.



Kalamb



Mitragyna parviflora



Rubiaceae



T



39.



Motha
Piluk



Combretum latifolium



Combretaceae



C



40.



Payar



Ficus arnottiana



Moraceae



T


 


 

 
 
 

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