Rare and Endangered Flower Camp: Khandala
24th–25th August 2019
Khandala is a hill station in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and is located atop the Bhor Ghat. It harbours Semi-evergreen forests, plateaus and grasslands, that offer a diversity of micro-habitats ich in flora and fauna. The region is made up of rock outcrops that possess micro-environments favouring different species, some endemic to the region.
The monsoon flora includes scores of ground orchids, Ceropegias, and other rare species. Threatened and endemic species like the Sahyadri Ceropegia, Peacock Fly Trap, Evans Ceropegia and orchids like Single-leaved Habenaria, Spreading flower Habenaria, Green Habenaria, Fox-tailed Orchid, and Thread-like Eria are found in the region.
All participants will get the “Common Indian Wild Flowers” book as a reference copy.
Group leader: Dr Rajdeo Singh
Accommodation: Twin sharing basis in the hotel.
Reporting: Day One, the bus will leave at 06:30 a.m. from Dadar (near ChanduHalwai), 06:50 a.m. from Chembur (near Diamond Garden), Vashi Junction at 07:10 a.m, and Kalamboli McDonald’s (near Kalamboli Jn.) at 7.30 a.m
Day Two, the group will return late evening to Dadar.
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