Western Regional Centre, Pune
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Associated Experimental Garden

An Experimental Garden covering an area of 5 acres is attached to the main office premises. Another garden situated at Mundhwa with an area of ca. 44 acres, is also attached to this circle. Both these gardens house over 400 plant species. Some of the endemic, rare and the threatened plants growing in these gardens are Abutilon ranadei Aerides crispum, Amorphophallus commutatus, A. sylvaticus, Arisaema sahyadria, Bothriochloa bladhii, Bulbophyllum neilgherrense, Ceropegia sahyadrica, Cottonia peduncularis, Frerea indica, Gloriosa superba, Moullava spicata, Psilotum nudum, Rauvolfia serpentina, Sheshagiria sahyadrica, Sphenostylis bracteata, etc.

In addition to above, over 100 species of medicinal and economic plants, a few orchid species and fairly good number of ferns and fern allies are also being grown in the garden. Efforts are being made to introduce representative species of regional flora, less known economic plants and wild ornamental species in the Experimental Garden. There is a great demand from the public for leaves of Tylophora indica for the treatment of bronchial asthma, hence a large population of the species is being maintained. The leaves are supplied free to the public on production of proper prescription from a medical practitioner. Some important species grown in the garden are :

MEDICINAL PLANTS

  • Abrus precatorius
  • Acacia farnesiana
  • Acorus calamus
  • Aegle marmelos
  • Aloe vera
  • Andrographis paniculata
  • Argyreia nervosa
  • Asparagus racemosus
  • Azadirachta indica
  • Bacopa monnieri
  • Cassia fistula
  • Catharanthus roseus
  • Celastrus paniculatus
  • Centella asiatica
  • Citrus aurantifolia
  • Clitoria ternatea
  • Costus speciosus
  • Cullen corylifolia
  • Cymbopogon citratus
  • Gloriosa superba
  • Gymnema sylvestre
  • Justicia adhatoda
  • Kalanchoe pinnata
  • Limonia acidissima
  • Ocimum basillicum
  • Ocimum tenuiflorum
  • Phyllanthus emblica
  • Plumbago zeylanica
  • Rauvolfia serpentina
  • Ricinus communis
  • Ruta chalepensis
  • Salacia chinensis
  • Santalum album
  • Saraca asoca
  • Symplocos racemosa
  • Syzygium cumini
  • Terminalia bellirica
  • Tinospora cordifolia
  • Tylophora indica
  • Vitex negundo

OIL YIELDING

  • Cymbopogon citratus
  • Jatropha curcas
  • Pongamia pinnata
  • Ricinus communis
  • Santalum album
  • Vetiveria zizanioides

DYES and TANNINS

  • Acacia catechu
  • Byxa orellana
  • Butea monosperma
  • Symplocos racemosa
  • Tectona grandis

GUMS and RESINS

  • Acacia farnesiana
  • Acacia nilotica subsp. indica

BEVERAGES

  • Coffea arabica;

FIBRE YIELDING PLANTS

  • Agave americana
  • Bombax ceiba
  • Ceiba pentandra
  • Furcraea foetida
  • Gossypium hirsutum
  • Malachra capitata

WILD EDIBLES

  • Aegle marmelos
  • Grewia tiliifolia
  • Limonia acidissima
  • Manilkara hexandra
  • Sterculia foetida

TIMBER

  • Acacia catechu
  • Albizia lebbeck
  • Aphanamixis polystachya
  • Dalbergia sissoo
  • Mitragyna parvifolia
  • Pterocarpus marsupium
  • Swietenia mahagoni
  • Tectona grandis
  • Terminalia arjuna
  • Terminalia bellirica

ART and CRAFT

  • Bambusa arundinacea
  • Santalum album
  • Tectona grandis

ENDEMIC PLANTS

  • Abutilon ranadei
  • Clitoria biflora
  • Erinocarpus nimmonii
  • Garcinia indica
  • Holigarna arnottiana
Last Updated : 20/11/2017