Golimara (Ficus drupacea Thumb) one of the native trees in Kodagu with a large, spreading canopy, in the cooler parts of its range it grows 10 – 15 metres tall and in the more humid forests it can grow up to 40 metres tall. The plant often begins life as an epiphyte, growing in the branch of another tree. As it grows older it sends down aerial roots which, when they reach the ground quickly form roots and become much thicker and more vigorous.
Ficus drupacea Thumb
Leaves are used for mulching in coffee plantation. A fibre is obtained from the bark and weak rope can be made from it.