Povvali mara – Ceylon teak
Povvali (Cassine glauca) one of the native trees in kodagu is an evergreen tree planted as avenue trees. During summer, in the forest when all trees have wilted, the leaves of Cassine glauca will be still dark green. Cultivated as an ornamental tree in gardens because of the dark green foliage.
Povvali mara, Mookurchi mara
Cassine glauca (Rottb.) Kuntze
The wood has got high calorific value hence used as fuel wood. Oil extracted from seeds was used in earlier days for lighting lamps.