Sweltering heat and horrid humidity of Mumbai have been daring us to move away from fan and AC’s………but Sagar Upavan is breathing out fragrance & only fragrance..……we invite you all to breeze through the fragrance of the flowers of Bakul (Mimusops elengi), Medshing ( Dolichandrone falcate), Sita che Veni (Cithyrexylum spinosum) and gently touch the beautiful pink flowers of Bauhinia monandra, Dhawada, Black Pearl (Harpullia zanquebarica)……admire the aerodynamics seeds of Madhavi lata (Hiptage benghalensis), mysterious Ardhaphool (Scaevolas taccada)……artistically carved out delicate leaves of Jacaranda……Join us for our Tree Appreciation Walk at Sagar Upvan on 7th June. 

The 62th Tree Appreciation walk is on 7th June,15

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. Aquatic bird’s 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 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/  

list of the trees which we are planning to show is attached with this mail 

Hope to see you all,

Cheers,

TAW Team


FLORA
OF SAGAR UPVAN

(BOMBAY
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No.



Common Name



Botanical Name



Family



Origin



1.



Royal Palm



Roystonea regia



Arecaceae



Cuba



2.



Chikoo



Manikara zapota



Sapotaceae



Mexico



3.



Jarul



Lagerstroemia speciosa



Lytheraceae



Native



4.



Kaddipatta



Murraya koenigii



Rutaceae



Native



5.



Butterfly
Flower



Bauhinia monandra



Caesalpiniaceae



Madagaskar



6.



Black Pearl



Harpullia zanquebarica



Sapindaceae



Africa



7.



Chickrassy



Chukrasia tabularis



Meliaceae



Native



8.



Boomerang tree



Xylia xylocarpa



Mimosaceae



Native



9.



Beach Cordia



Cordia subcordata



Ehretiaceae



Andaman



10.



Kala Palash



Ougeinia oojeinensis



Fabaceae



Native



11.



Brazillian
Pepper



Schinus terebinthifolius



Anacardiaceae



S. America



12.



Billimbi



Averrhoa bilimbi



Averrhoaceae



America



13.



Allspice



Pimenta dioica



Lauraceae



S. America



14.



Dhawda



Anogeissus pendula



Combretaceae



Native



15.



RatanGunj



Adenanthera pavonina



Mimosaceae



Native



16.



Bael



Aegle marmelos



Rutaceae



Native



17.



Karvanda



Carissa carandas



Apocynaceae



Native



18.



Kavath



Limonia acidissima



Rutaceae



Java



19.



South Indian
Mahua



Madhuca longifolia var M. longifolia



Sapotaceae



Native



20.



SitacheVeni



Citharexylum spinosum



Verbenaceae



S. America



21.



Medhshingi



Dolichandrone falcata



Bignoniaceae



Native



22.



Bakul



Mimusops elengi



Sapotaceae



Native



23.



Heena/Mehndi



Lawsonia inermis



Lytheraceae



Native



24.



Rose of
Venezuela



Brownea coccinia



Caesalpiniaceae



Tropical
America



25.



Kapok



Ceiba pentendra



Bombaceae



S. America



26.



Red Leea



Leea coccinea



Vitaceae



N. Guinea



27.



Amaltas/Bahava



Cassia fistula



Caesalpiniaceae



Native



28.



Neelmohar



Jacaranda mimosifolia



Bignoniaceae



T.America



29.



Madhavilata



Hiptage benghalensis



Malphighiaceae



Native



 


30.



 


Nimuli



 


Syzygium caryophyllatum



 


Myrtaceae



 


Native



31.



Ardhaphool



Scaevola staccada



Goodeniaceae



Native



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