Island Palm (Cocos nucifera), also known as green Malayan palm, is native to the South Pacific and one of the most popular palms in the world.
The slender, leaning, ringed trunk of the tree rises to a height of up to 80 feet from a swollen
base and is surrounded by a graceful crown of giant, featherlike leaves. Mature fruits, ovoid
in shape, have a thick, fibrous husk surrounding the single-seeded nut. A hard shell encloses
the fruit, composed of both meat and liquid.
Island Palms may live as long as 100 years, producing fruits till 80 years of age.