Cocos nucifera L.

 
  • Family : ARECACEAE
  • Family (As per The Plant List) : Arecaceae
  • Subfamily : ARECOIDEAE
  • Species : Cocos nucifera
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Cocos nucifera L.
  • Common name : Coconut Palm
  • Vernacular name : Kalpavriksha, Narikelavrksah, Narikelah (San.); Narial-ka-Ped (Hin.); Thengina mara (Kan.)
  • Habit : Palm
  • Native : Madagascar
  • Comments : Extensively cultivated throughout the state. Wood is used for building purposes. The fibrous mesocarp of the fruit yeilds the coir fibre used for ropes, nets etc. Sap of the peduncle yeilds toddy. The kernel of the fruit is edible and yeilds an edible oil.
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Distribution Locality : Bagalkot, Bangalore, Belgaum, Bellary, Bidar, Bijapur, Chamrajnagar, Chikamagalur, Chikkaballapur, Chitradurga, Dakshina Kannada, Davanagere, Dharwad, Gadag, Gulbarga, Hassan, Haveri, Kodagu, Kolar, Koppal, Mandya, Mysore, Raichur, Ramanagara, Shimoga, Tumkur, Udupi, Uttara Kannada, Yadgir
  • Floras referred : Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2011 - Palms of Karnataka; Manjunath et al., 2003 - Davanagere; Gopalakrishna Bhat, 2014 - Flora of South Kanara

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