Coastal Desert & Beach Plants - maui-mike


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Here is a photo of an immature coconut (Cocos nucifera) that has just been opened to show the innards. The outer layer (exocarp) is greenish yellow (immature) to light yellowish brown (mature). The husk (mesocarp) is brown colored and composed of numerous thick fibers (coir). The inner "stone" (endocarp) is extremely hard, woody and hairy; it is the part of the fruit sold in US mainland stores as a "coconut." In the image the "meat" and "milk" has been removed.

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