The Double Coconut

This island palm species has the world's largest fruit, but unfortunately this specimen, the centrepiece of a Botanical Gardens glasshouse, has never been successfully pollinated.

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Bodhi Leaf The Double Coconut

This island palm species has the world’s largest fruit, but unfortunately this specimen, the centrepiece of a Botanical Gardens glasshouse, has never been successfully pollinated.


Map Location:

  • State: West Bengal
  • Locality: Calcutta: Inside the Coconut and Palm Conservatory at the Calcutta Botanical Gardens in Howrah

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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Coco de Mer or Double Coconut Tree: This giant palm from the Indian Ocean’s Seychelle Islands, have Earth’s largest fruit – 42kg two-lobed coconuts
  • Botanical species: Ladoicea maldivica
  • Botanical family : Arecaceae [Palm]

CompassGeography:

  • Latitude: 22.557247 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 88.286135 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 12 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Slingshot East
  • Path : Into Calcutta, then westwards through Jharkhand
  • Date photographed: 5.03.09

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