Slate mathi – White pear
Slate mathi (Apodytes dimidiate Meyer ex Arn) one of the native trees in kodagu found in coastal evergreen bush, at the margins of medium altitude evergreen forest, in open woodlands and on grassy mountain slopes, often among rocks. It is a small bushy tree 4 to 5 m tall, but reaching a height of 20 m when growing in a forest. It has evergreen, glossy, bright green leaves that have a paler green, dull underside. The bark is pale grey and smooth.
Slate mathi, Kari mara
Kari mara, Karineeli
Apodytes dimidiate Meyer ex Arn.
Very hard wood used as fuel wood. It is also used in making handles of agricultural implements. An infusion from the root bark is used as an enema for intestinal parasites. The leaves are used in the treatment of ear inflammation.