In our campus – a tree rarely found in Mumbai

This particular tree would be familiar to passers-by who walk on the quiet lane near       K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce. For some, in a hurry to reach the class or the tracks, chances are of walking past it and not noticing it.

Dr Sugandha Shetye, K J Somaiya College of Science & Commerce says “The lush tree has sweet-scented pink flowers in drooping racemes. The tree, Barringtonia acutangula, also known as freshwater mangrove and colloquially as Tiwar typically grows along the rivers and is very rarely found in Mumbai.