Thyale mara (Ficus tsjahela Burm. f) one of the native trees in Kodagu is a Deciduous tree which grows up to 25 m tall. The bark is dark brown and the inner bark is red with white latex. It usually occurs in coastal areas.
Ficus tsjahela Burm. f
The wood is quite strong and durable, used for making handles of agricultural implements, tools and bullock carts. The leaves are used as fodder for goats and as a source of green manure.