Sep 27, 2007

Greenary-Coconut tree

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The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). It is the only species in the genus Cocos, and is a large palm, growing to 30 m tall, with pinnate(feather like) leaves 4-6 m long, pinnae 60-90 cm long; old leaves break away cleanly leaving the trunk smooth. The term coconut refers to the fruit of the coconut palm, though a nut and not a fruit.
Coconut - origins
Wild coconuts probably first came from the islands of the western Pacific and eastern Indian oceans. They have spread throughout the humid tropics carried by ocean currents and humans who recognised their value early on.
Nearly all parts of the coconut palm are useful, and the palms have a comparatively high yield, up to 75 fruits per year; it therefore has significant economic value. The name for the coconut palm in Sanskrit is kalpa vriksha, which translates as "the tree which provides all the necessities of life". In Malay, the coconut is known as pokok seribu guna, "the tree of a thousand uses". In the Philippines, the coconut is commonly given the title "Tree of Life".
The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. On many islands coconut is a staple in the diet and provides the majority of the food eaten. Nearly one third of the world's population depends on coconut to some degree for their food and their economy. Among these cultures the coconut has a long and respected history.

15 comments:

Ash said...

A fine shot. The person on the left adds a neat perspective!

MM said...

OMG!!
Which is that place???
Whr in Kerala?

dot said...

Interesting picture. The grass looks very tall and the trees look like palms. Do you know what kind of grass and trees are in the picture?

inspired said...

lush ;]

Ruth said...

That person is posing for you, very kind. I need to go to Kerala, it always looks so beautiful.

get zapped said...

I love the person poking out of the field.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Love the photo, and i too would like to know were Kerala is?

Keshi said...

reminds me of paddy-fields in Sri Lankan villages...so beautiful!

Keshi.

Daniel J Santos said...

another great photo.

KMF said...

This is rice paddy field from kerala,Kalpakanchery its 1km far from my house in kerala
the trees are Coconut Tree

MM said...

Oh wow!!
Kalpakanchery seems to be such an awesome place!!

tetsu said...

Beautiful capture!! :-)

Kalyan said...

This is a beautifully captured shot & loved reading your description...very nice!

krystyna said...

Coconut Tree - thanks for this post!
I love coconuts!

Catherine said...

Love the coconut trees, also love coconut, What a beautiful place~ where you live~ I would like to be standing where your subject in the field is...:) Also did you make some changes to your site, maybe I have always been so taken by your beautiful captures that I hadn't paid close attention, but you have a great site~ set up really nice!

Another Great Capture!!
Cat

 
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