The Indian Fig Tree in Surwahi Social Ecoestate Kanha

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Published on 14th Aug 2023

The Indian Fig Tree in Surwahi Social Ecoestate Kanha

Ficus racemosa is the biological name of the cluster fig tree. Also popular as the Indian fig tree or Gular in the local language, the tree belong the Moraceae botanical species under the Mulberry family. The unicity of this tree is that the figs or the fruits of the tree grow in close proximity to the trunk that is savoured with great liking by the common Indian macaque or monkeys and birds.

In India, the Indian fig tree is quite popular in the southern states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu; northern state of Uttar Pradesh and is found in plenty in Maharashtra, Gujarat and parts of Madhya Pradesh. Considered to be quite sacred in the Hindu religion, the tree also known as Udumbara in Sanskrit finds mention in ancient historical and Hindu religious books. It is also famously known as the Blue Lotus amongst Buddhists.

A deciduous tree, the Indian fig tree grows to a height of about 10 to 16 meters. Green coloured leaves grow close to each other from January to April providing shade to passers-by. Fruits are elliptical in shape and are edible. Green in colour when young, the fruits become orange coloured on ripening.

Different names of the Indian fig tree in India

Ficus Racemosa or the cluster fig tree, also known as Gular in Hindi, has different names in different parts of the country.

Names Across India:The tree goes by different names across the country, reflecting its cultural significance:

Cluster Fig Tree Benefits

All parts of the Indian fig tree contain different phytochemicals that make it extremely helpful. The fruit is a power-house and storehouse of essential vitamins and minerals including vitamin B2, potassium and iron. All parts of the cluster fig tree have plenty of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Here is a synopsis of the same:-

There are innumerable benefits of the Gular tree and its parts. No doubt most Indian households even today have an Indian fig tree in their home compounds or in a nearby park.

Gular Tree Kanha

The Kanha National Park has been truly blessed by nature in terms of the flora and fauna of the place. The dense forest has 200 pus species of flowering plants and more than 70 different species of trees are found here. Amongst all the various trees in Kanha, the Gular Tree Kanha is also a common sight. It is known as Umar in the native language here.

Surwahi Social Kanha and the Indian fig tree

The premise of Surwahi Social Ecoestate Kanha proudly boasts of few Indian fig trees, of which two places have been exclusively dedicated to the Gular trees.

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