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What type of leaves does a coconut tree have?

Cocos nucifera is a large palm, growing up to 30 m (98 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. Coconuts are generally classified into two general types: tall and dwarf.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how many leaves does a coconut tree have?

There are about 30-40 leaves in a healthy crown with a similar number of leaf primordia, each differentiated about 30 months before it emerges as a 'sword leaf'. A mature leaf is 3-4 m long and has 200-250 leaflets. A leaf remains on the palm for about 3 years and thereafter, shed leaving a permanent scar on the trunk.

is coconut leaf simple or compound? Coconut (Cocos nucifera) - The Coconut Palm is one of the most widespread coastal plant, and is found throughout the tropics and subtropics. It is commonly found in back mangroves and sandy beaches. Young plants, like most other palms, have simple leaves instead of compound leaves.

Subsequently, question is, what is the characteristics of coconut tree?

Physical Characteristics Coconut palms usually have just one upright trunk with non-showy, light tan bark. They can can become up to 60 feet tall and 25 feet wide at the top. Cocos nucifera also comes in smaller dwarf varieties that grow just 10 to 15 feet tall.

Is coconut male or female?

Coconut tree develops male and female flowers. They mature at different time to avoid self-pollination. Two types of flowers can be distinguished by size: female flowers are larger. Fruit of a coconut tree is botanically known as drupe.

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