Cocos sahnii Kaul: A Cocos nucifera L.-like fruit from the Early Eocene rainforest of Rajasthan, western India

@article{Shukla2012CocosSK,
  title={Cocos sahnii Kaul: A Cocos nucifera L.-like fruit from the Early Eocene rainforest of Rajasthan, western India},
  author={A. Shukla and R. C. Mehrotra and J. S. Guleria},
  journal={Journal of Biosciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={769-776}
}
  • A. Shukla, R. C. Mehrotra, J. S. Guleria
  • Published 2012
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Journal of Biosciences
  • Cocos sahnii Kaul, a fossil palm fruit, is validated and described from the Fuller’s earth deposits of Kapurdi village of Rajasthan considered as Early Eocene in age. The fossil best resembles the genus Cocos, particularly Cocos nucifera L., which is now a common coastal element thriving in highly moist conditions. The recovery of this coconut-like fruit, along with earlier described evergreen taxa from the same formation, suggests the existence of typical tropical, warm and humid coastal… CONTINUE READING
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