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Collection Details

Species: Cocos nucifera L.

Arecaceae Cocos nucifera L.
A. K. Neill , T. F. Rehman, P. Lewis 3525

Collection Date: 5 September 2012
Determined By: P. Lewis
Determination Date: 5 September 2012
Institution: UCWI


Continent: North America

Country: Jamaica

Region: Middlesex County

Subregion: Saint Catherine Parish

Locality Description: Hellshire Hills mainland, coastal zone east of Wreck Bay.

DD Latitude: 17.8501

DD Longitude: -76.927

Coordinate uncertainty: 6 m

Min. Elevation: 5 m


Habitat Description: Clearing between beach and small marsh on trailside.

Botanical Data

Plant Notes: Young, sterile coconut palm, trunk 2 m tall. Petiole 1.7 m, wrapped at base in fibrous sheath. Leaf 1.6 m wide, rachis 5 m long with 116 pairs of leaflets.

Max. Height: 8 m

Local Name: Coconut

Habit: tree

Other Data

Research Site: Hellshire Hills mainland

Project: Flora of the Hellshire Hills, Jamaica

Basis of Specimen: Preserved specimen