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COCONUT

Classification

  • Scientific name - Cocos nucifera

  • Genus - Cocos

  • Family - Arecaceae

  • Order - Arecales

  • Class - Monocotyledonae

  • Division - Angiospermae

  • Kingdom - Plantae


Coconut tree
Coconut tree


Important points (Coconut fruit and seed)

  • Belongs to Monocot.

  • Type of fruit produced is Drupe fruit.

  • Single seeded fruit.

  • Pericarp

    • Epicarp - Thin and membranous.

    • Mesocarp - Fibrous (coir of the coconut).

    • Endocarp - Stony (characteristic feature of Drupe fruits).

  • Edible part of the fruit is Endosperm (3n).

  • Seed is endospermic.

  • Two types of endosperms are present i.e. free nuclear endosperm (coconut water) and cellular endosperm (white kernel).

  • Fruit is hollow on maturity to float in water for seed dispersal.

Image of a coconut fruit
Coconut fruit

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