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This is Just a Seed!

It’s a seed of Coco de Mer tree. It looks pretty weird… ;) Here what we found on wikipedia about it:

The Coco de Mer belongs to the Coryphoidae subfamily and tribe Borasseae. Borasseae is represented by four genera in Madagascar and one in Seychelles out of the seven worldwide. They are distributed on the coastlands surrounding the Indian ocean and the existing islands within. Borassus, the genus closest to Lodoicea, has about five species in the “old world,” one species in Africa, one in India, South-East Asia and Malaysia, one in New Guinea and two species in Madagascar.

The tree grows to 25–34 m tall. The leaves are fan-shaped, 7–10 m long and 4.5 m wide with a 4 m petiole. It is dioecious, with separate male and female plants. The male flowers are catkin-like, up to 1 m long. The mature fruit is 40–50 cm in diameter and weighs 15–30 kg, and contains the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The fruit, which requires 6–7 years to mature and a further two years to germinate, is sometimes also referred to as the Sea Coconut, Bum Seed, double coconut, coco fesse, or Seychelles Nut.

The Coco de Mer is the most interesting species of the six monospecific endemic palms in Seychelles since it is the “only true case of island gigantism among Seychelles flowering plants, a unique feature of Seychelles vegetation”. It is one of the most universally well-known plants and holds three botanical records; the largest fruit so far recorded weighed 42 kg; the mature seeds weighing up to 17.6 kg are the world’s heaviest and the female flowers are the largest of any palm.

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

This is Just a Seed!

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28 Responses

  1. Soendoro Soetanto says:

    So huge for just a seed.

  2. Sam says:

    wow i never thought the coco de mer would be on a site like this, i got one in my house and i get such weird looks whenever people see it. My dads from there so its just a symbol of where im from

  3. Bollo says:

    @Sam – Yeah well I bet you’ve tried to f**k it.

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  6. loool says:

    just funny

  7. barekye says:

    That fruit is simply amazing!!!!!

  8. sumita says:

    these are really very nice……..owesome

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  10. sanjeevani says:

    wow … i learned this in my botony class but never seen it before.this pic is really nice.

  11. kamal says:

    Really nice post i like it.

  12. vinoth says:

    amazing pictures

  13. Sophie says:

    I live in the Seychelles and this nut is endemic to our country, you won’t find it anywhere else in the world. It is extemely heavy unless the insides are removed then it is just an empty shell its is against the law to eat the insides unless you have aquired permission first. The oldest, largest forest of Coco De Mer trees are located on Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles. It is really a sight to see. The seed is originally green on the tree then when you take it down, you take off the green shell revealing the bum shaped nut after waiting for it to germinate you plant it and it will take about 18 to 20 years to grow into a mature tree then fertilisation occurs and in around 7 years the nut will be ready to be taken down and planting begin again. There are male and female coco de mer trees and it cannot be determined if it is male or female until the reproductive organs are formed they usually hang from the tree. The fourth picture from the top is the male reproductive organs.

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    There are male and female coco de mer trees.

  18. Ahsan says:

    hahahah really amazing photos.

  19. Brena says:

    hahahahah very good !!!

  20. wl says:

    Nice!!! It looked like a naked woman’s butt and very inviting.

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    Nice!!! It looked like a naked woman’s butt and very inviting.

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  25. mark says:

    This is something I have never seen it is gooooooooooooooood

  26. PK says:

    Very Beautiful

  27. ml says:

    hahaha……amazing…..love it!…..

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