The fruit of the Mahogany Tree

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It’s now the time of the year, when the Mahogany trees in the city put out their lovely "chocolate ice-cream" fruit-pods…. here’s what they look like:

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If you find these pods upon the ground, pick them up and see the beautiful red striations inside!

I wish the BBMP would start planting the saplings of such life-sustaining, shade-giving, and long-lived trees once again in our city….


Deepa Mohan
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Deepa Mohan is a freelance writer and avid naturalist.


  1. If you come to Bannerghatta Road near the Jayadeva Flyover, the trees near the BTM Checkpost Bus Stop are Mahogany trees.

  2. Could you please let me know where in Bangalore I can see this tree?

    Any in JP Nagar area?


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