bluezink Publish time 4-3-2012 10:07 AM

(Fruit of the Seychelles palm) Coco-de-Mer Palm aka double coconut
Double Coconut
                        Ko-Ko de Mer
                        Coco Fesse
                        Maldive Coconut
benih yang memiliki ukuran paling besar dan berat di dunia:D
If you think Coconut palms are cool, the Double Coconut, Lodoicoa maldivica, is way better.The nuts may weigh as much as~ 80 kg each and are the largest seeds on the planet                        

                        Coco-de-mer is also said to be a powerful aphrodisiac                                               
                        Lodoicoa maldivica is native to the Seychelles Islands, an island nation off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.The tree grows wild on only two small islands in a chain of over 100                                                
                        Notice the Latin name is not Cocos.   The bottom the tree is not too closely related to our coconut, Cocos nucifera.   Differences include the fact the fronds are fan-leaf and there are both male and female trees.It is said female trees do not bear fruit until they are over 100 years old                                                
                        Ripe fruit is not firm and white inside like Cocos nucifera.   The ripe interior of the Double Coconut is like jelly and is sweet and very tasty                                                
                        Acquiring a Double Coconut nut or tree is almost impossible. One source told us the entire economy of the Seychelles Islands is based on these amazing nuts which are guarded from being exported or being smuggled out of the country.Another source, Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia, confirms difficulty both in obtaining nuts and germination as well, e.g. some literature indicates it takes 3 years after germination for green fronds to appear...others say 3-5 months                                                
                        The first (smallest of all to come) frond will be huge, typically 2-4 square YARDS in size                                                
                        Speaking of germination, we were shocked when we found a germinated nut for sale at a palm show here in Fort Lauderdale in the 90's.It is the only nut we have ever seen for sale.This nut was on sale for $1,700 and may have been a bargain price for so exclusive a tree.Price today would likely be much higher                                                
                        Both a male and a female tree are required to set fruit.A Double Coconut is mature approximately age 30-40 years                        

loslocos Publish time 5-3-2012 09:08 AM

bentuk laen macam :lol:
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