How would you describe the characteristics of a coconut plant?
Cocos nucifera is a large palm, growing up to 30 m (100 ft) tall, with pinnate leaves 4–6 m (13–20 ft) long, and pinnae 60–90 cm (2–3 ft) long; old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. On fertile soil, a tall coconut palm tree can yield up to 75 fruits per year, but more often yields less than 30.
What does a coconut tree symbolize?
A Representation of Relaxation & A symbol of good health
Owing to this, the coconut tree has been recognized to stand as a representation of relaxation. The fact that coconut trees symbolize relaxation has been solidified by the rate at which artists drafts it into their relaxation related arts.
How do you describe a coconut?
Coconut is a round and elongate fruit of white, fibrous and oily meat covered by a thick, brown and hairy shell. Coconuts are surrounded by a fibrous kernel, inside which is a white meat called copra. When the fruit is still tender it yields a milky fluid that is commonly used as basic food in some zones.
What are the specialized structures of coconut tree?
To protect the internal seed, the coconut has a complex structure of three layers: the outer brown, leathery exocarp, a fibrous mesocarp and a tough inner endocarp surrounding the pulp which contains the developing seedling.
How is coconut tree useful to us?
In the Philippines, among the so many trees, the coconut trees have so many uses from its leaves which are used packaging for hanging rice, the sticks of leaves are made into broomstick, its coconut shells are polished inside and out and used as packaging for Kalamay, and the husks are used as scrubbing tools
Why do coconut trees need salt?
The application of sodium chloride (NaCl) or common table salt can effectively control this problem. Its addition to chlorine deficient ‘Tugbok’ soil (Typic Tropudalfs) planted to local tall, ‘Laguna’ coconut trees increased nut production, copra weight/nut, and copra yield/tree.
David Nilsen is the former editor of Fourth & Sycamore. He is a member of the National Book Critics Circle. You can find more of his writing on his website at davidnilsenwriter.com and follow him on Twitter as @NilsenDavid.