Bairi mara (Ficus amplissima Smith) one of the native trees in Kodagu grows up to to 25 m tall. A large spreading tree, sometimes with aerial roots and greenish-grey, smooth bark. The fruit is red or purple when ripe.
Ficus amplissima Smith
Ficus amplissima commonly have a long history of use in Ayurveda, Siddha and Unani herbal preparations in Indian traditional system of medicine. It has been used in folklore medicine for the treatment of diabetes.