Flora Picture of the Year 2010-Shrikant Ingalhalikar

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Shrikant Ingalhalikar

28-Dec-2010, 2:05:41 am28/12/10
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Dungoba Rai is a beautiful sacred groove located in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This may be the only coastal 'Devrai' and perhaps the only one that has rare mangrove plants. Trees seen at the upstream end of the fresh water are the precious 'Sundari' mangrove trees or Heritiera littoralis. This is the only record on the western coast of the celebrated trees of the Sunderbans of eastern India. Around 50 full grown trees with heavily buttressed roots can be seen. They are known by the locals as 'Samudra Kandol' very aptly (Sterculiaceae) because Sterculia villosa which grows uphill is known as Kandol. Heritieras here have been flowering in July and fruiting in latter part of the year. All the trees in Dungoba sacred forest are protected by the locals. May God Dungoba bless the forest for the ensuing centuries.

Shrikant Ingalhalikar
12 Varshanand Society
Anandnagar Sinhagad Road
Pune 411 051. www.idsahyadri.com
Tel 91 20 2435 0765.
Fax 91 20 2438 9190.

tanay bose

28-Dec-2010, 2:24:12 am28/12/10
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Thanks for the interesting set of information Shrikant Ji
Tanay Bose
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Smita Raskar

28-Dec-2010, 1:55:12 pm28/12/10
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We have such place called Devrai in Sindhudurg Dist..Devrai belived to be 'residence of God' therefore protected by locals ..
all forest activities are also banned in such area 
Also we have many rare and endemic species of plants and animals in Sindhudurg..
I am proud its my own district :):) 
Smita raskar
M.Sc. (Botany)
Biology teacher
308 Disha Residency,
Phone (02363) 274153

J.M. Garg

31-Dec-2010, 6:21:12 am31/12/10
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Thanks, Shrikant ji.
A wonderful picture.
Is it here that you first discovered 'Sundari' mangrove trees or Heritiera littoralis?

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Satish Phadke

31-Dec-2010, 10:24:17 am31/12/10
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Great efforts of exploration of different areas. We really appreciate it.
Thanks for sharing
Dr Phadke

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