Pole kunge -Indian beach tree
Pole kunge, Ponga mara(Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre) one of the native trees in Kodagu is a evergreen tree which grows up to 10 m tall. Bark is smooth and greyish brown. Flowers are whitish pink to purple in colour.
Pole kunge, Ponga mara
Indian beach tree
Pongamia pinnata (L.) Pierre
The wood is used for making parcel cases and cheap furniture. The seed oil is used as a luminant and insecticide. The tree has high calorific value and hence used as fuel wood.