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Flora in Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Flora in Sanjay Gandhi National Park reminds us of the above poem by Joyce Kilmer. Sanjay Gandhi National Park is also known as Borivali National Park. In the year 1974 it has been attributed a Heritage Status. The lush green setting of this place and the exquisite view of the mountains and hills that are located nearby are relaxing for the eyes.

Flora generally means the vegetation part of the forest. In Sanjay Gandhi National Park the flora consists of two typical varieties. They are South Indian Moist Deciduous and Semi Evergreen types. The deciduous trees mainly shed their leaves during winters but the evergreen trees bear leaves all round the year.

Moist deciduous trees survive in a humid condition and also shed their leaves during the winters. The flora in Sanjay Gandhi National Park also sheds their leaves during winter season. There are also Teak Bearing and Mangrove type of forests in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The major trees here includes the

  • Acacia
  • Ziziphus
  • Euphorbia
  • Teak
  • Karanj
  • Shisham
  • Red Silk Cotton
  • Kadamba

Flora in Sanjay Gandhi National Park consists of numerous flowering and non flowering trees. The Park was also known as the Krishnagiri National Park during the pre independence era.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park has earned its name in a unique manner. While Sanjay Gandhi, son of the Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, was traveling by plane, it crashed in air and he lost his life. To commemorate him, this National Park was renamed as the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali.