The evolution, dissemination and classification ofCocos nucifera L.

  title={The evolution, dissemination and classification ofCocos nucifera L.},
  author={H. Harries},
  journal={The Botanical Review},
  • H. Harries
  • Published 2008
  • Biology
  • The Botanical Review
  • SummaryThe evolution, dissemination and classification of the coconut can be considered as a logical sequence. First came the natural evolution and dissemination by floating of a variety with large, long, angular, thick-husked and slow-germinating fruit. It had a theoretical range anywhere between the east coast of Africa and the west coast of America, wherever currents were favourable. From this type, selection under cultivation produced a sphericalfruited variety, not necessarily larger but… CONTINUE READING
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