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Flora And Fauna

Kodagu being a part of the western Ghats is on of the highly wooded districts in the country with 80% of the land area under tree cover.  Most of these trees are now found in… read more »

Ambatte (Spondias pinnata (L.f) Kurz.) one of the native trees in Kodagu is a deciduous tree which grows up to  25 m tall. The bark is greyish, smooth and aromatic. Flowers are white in colour… read more »

Amme pann (Canthium dicoccum) one of the native trees in Kodagu is found in Western Ghats of India. Trees grow up to 10 m, leaves are lance-shaped, with the broad end at the top, smooth,  sides curving inward, toward… read more »

Nettle leaf grows from 1 to 2mtrs tall during summer and down to the ground during winter. Nettles are the food for several species like butterflies and moths. When these leaves come in contact with… read more »

Fishes are those that spend some or all of their lives in fresh water, such as rivers and lakes, with a salinity of less than 0.05%. These environments differ from marine conditions in many ways, the most obvious being the difference… read more »

Ara mara (Ficus exasperate Vahl) one of the native trees in Kodagu also known as Sandpaper tree is a small to medium-sized tree in the banyan group of figs,which  grows up to 18 M tall. Kodava Ara mara English… read more »

 Arali mara/ara Chittaal mara(Ficus religiosa L)one of the native trees in Kodagu is a large dry season deciduous or semi-evergreen tree up to 30 m tall. This tree is considered sacred by the followers of  Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism. Kodava Arali mara/ara Chittaal mara English Peepal tree… read more »

Athakunge (Elaeocarpus serratus L) one of the native trees in Kodagu which grows up to 18 m tall. It is a large tree with brownish, smooth bark. Kodava Athakunge, Athakoome English Ceylon olive Kannada Beejadamara Botanical Name Elaeocarpus serratus… read more »

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