Cocos nucifera

Cocos nucifera

Cocos nucifera

(Coconut Palm)

FAMILY

Arecaceae

Species

Cocos nucifera

Common name

Coconut Palm

Fruit colour; life form

Brown; palm

Campus

Townsville

Description

A solitary palm with a stout trunk particularly at the base, it is rarely vertical, with long pinnate arching leaves at the top. Old leaves are regularly shed. The large fruits have a fibrous husk, rarely less than 20 cm long.