For me the tree looks like Gordonia obtusa of Theaceae. This is
commonly seen in konkan and western ghats. Common names - Kannada :
Mallangana mara, OlaKannada: Nagatta; Malayalam: Atangi, Karikkova,
Kattukarana. I think the bark is used for catching fishes . I am
sending the photographs taken by me in western ghats in a separate
mail as there is no option to attach photos to this mail.
> Dear friends,
> ID please
> A large (tall) tree (not sure: planted OR wild).
> Date/Time : April 1, 2011 at 7.13am IST
> Location Place : Kodagu Valley Resort, Coorg, Karnataka ... 12.441311,
> 75.718047 on Google maps <http://goo.gl/maps/4fIq
> Altitude : 3718 ft (above mean sea level)