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C.nucifera L.[1]
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natural Systematics

Reich  Plants Plantae
Stamm  angiosperms Magnoliophyta
Klasse  monocots Liliopsida
Ordnung  ... Arecales
Familie  Arecaceae palm family
Gattung  Cocos
Art  C.nucifera C.nucifera
Autor(s)  L.
Year of publication  1753

Phylogeny

Ordnung  Arecales Arecales
Familie  palm family Arecaceae

Cocos nucifera is a large palm, growing up to 30 m (98 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 4–6 m (13–20 ft) long, and pinnae 60–90 cm long; old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. Coconuts are generally classified into two general types: tall and dwarf. On fertile soil, a tall coconut palm tree can yield up to 75 fruits per year, but more often yields less than 30, mainly due to poor cultural practices. Given proper care and growing conditions, coconut palms produce their first fruit in six to ten years, taking 15 – 20 years to reach peak production.

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