The Blushing Beauty of Coconut Trees: Unveiling the Unbelievable Shape that Will Leave You in Awe!

The Seychelles islands in the Indian Ocean are home to a magnificent palm tree that is famous for producing the most massive and weighty seeds globally.

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The Lodoicea maldivica, also known as the coco de mer palm, is a unique plant that only grows on two islands – Praslin and Curieuse – in the Seychelles. It is the only member of its family found in this region.

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In the past, this particular species could be found on the tiny islands of St. Pierre, Chauve-Souris, and Ile Ronde (which is also known as Round Island). However, it disappeared from those areas for a while until it was reintroduced recently.

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Legend has it that the double coconut may have healing powers, but there is no scientific evidence to support this claim. Nevertheless, people are still fascinated by this palm tree because of its unique and beautiful appearance. In fact, a single nut from this tree can be sold for a staggering price range of £500-£2,000!

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Regrettably, like numerous other flora species, the double coconut has been excessively harvested, leading to the existence of only approximately 8,000 mature wild specimens on two islands – Praslin and Curieuse. Consequently, this particular plant variety is classified as Endangered on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

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It’s not shocking at all that the valuable palm seeds found in the wild and botanical gardens across the globe are highly protected. In some cases, they are even kept in cages to avoid theft.

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There are certain types of palm trees that have seeds bigger than most other palm seeds, but still smaller than the seeds of double coconuts. These palms are closely related to double coconuts and are known for producing some of the world’s largest seeds.

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Exploring this fascinating species could offer researchers valuable insights into the evolutionary factors that drive plants to generate exceptionally large seeds. Here’s to discovering more about them in the near future!

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