At Yalandur, near Biligiri Hills, Karnataka, there are two Pagade tree's (Mimusops elengi, Fam Sapotacea) close to each other in the old temple premise(Gowreeshwar temple, constructed in the year 1500).
The young priest over here said - these trees are aged more than 300 years, one of them is a male and the other a female. When asked how do you recognize a male and a female Pagade tree. He replied - the left tree is a female because it flowers, the right one does not flower and hence a male. When we inspected what he said was true -only the left tree was flowering.
Wonder what's the scientific explanation behind ?
(Mimusops elengi, Fam Sapotacea)
Local Name: Pagade Mara
Date spotted:19 Apr 2008