Cocos nucifera L.

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Notes: Recorded along the Indian Ocean coastline in FZ, where it is certainly commonly cultivated. It is not clear if this species ever becomes naturalised and for the time being, I (MAH) have included this species as a purely cultivated plant.
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Insects associated with this species: Zophopetes dysmephyla (Larval foodplant)
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Burrows, J.E., Burrows, S.M., Lötter, M.C. & Schmidt, E. (2018). Trees and Shrubs Mozambique Publishing Print Matters (Pty), Cape Town. Page 48. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Cocos nucifera:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Cocos nucifera
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Cocos nucifera

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cocos nucifera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cocos nucifera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cocos nucifera
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cocos nucifera
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cocos nucifera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Cocos nucifera
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Cocos nucifera
iNaturalist: Cocos nucifera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cocos nucifera
JSTOR Plant Science: Cocos nucifera
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cocos nucifera
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cocos nucifera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cocos nucifera
Plants of the World Online: Cocos nucifera
Tropicos: Cocos nucifera
Wikipedia: Cocos nucifera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cocos nucifera., retrieved 6 October 2022

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