Mal: മരട് marat

‘Indian Laurel’   Suburb (Kochi), Kerala

From Mal/Tam: marutu/maradu, ‘Indian Laurel [Terminalia tomentosa]’.

The Indian laurel tree is famous for storing water during the dry season; this water can be tapped.

Maradu is now a fast growing suburb of Kochi.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Kerala place names.

 

Indian Laurel Tree

Indian Laurel Tree          inaturalist