Cocos nucifera 'Maypan'

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Cocos (KOH-kohs)
nucifera (noo-SIFF-ehr-ah)
'F1 Maypan'
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F1 hybrid, 'Maypan'
Scientific Classification
Genus: Cocos (KOH-kohs)
Species:
nucifera (noo-SIFF-ehr-ah)
'F1 Maypan'
Synonyms
None set.
Native Continent
America
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Morphology
Habit: Solitary
Leaf type: Pinnate
Height: 18m
Culture
Sun exposure: Full sun
Watering: Moderate
Survivability index
MSI #4B SSI #5A
Common names
Maypan Coconut.

Habitat and distribution

Cocos nucifera 'Maypan' is found in tropical areas. Now used in areas where lethal
F1 hybrid, 'Maypan'
yellowing is common, as it is resistant to the disease.

Description

Maypan is a variety of Coconut palm that was developed in Jamaica to be resistant to the lethal yellowing disease. It is a medium to large-sized palm generally reaching about 18 meters in height. Propagation is by seed (the fruit). Editing by edric.

Culture

Like all coconut variety's, it can only be grown in areas where temperatures above 40 degrees F. are maintained, this genus stops producing Chlorophyll below that temperature, edric.

Comments and Curiosities

This is a monotypic genus, despite all of its variations.


External Links

References

Phonetic spelling of Latin names by edric.

Special thanks to Geoff Stein, (Palmbob) for his hundreds of photos.

Special thanks to Palmweb.org, Dr. John Dransfield, Dr. Bill Baker & team, for their volumes of information and photos.

Glossary of Palm Terms; Based on the glossary in Dransfield, J., N.W. Uhl, C.B. Asmussen-Lange, W.J. Baker, M.M. Harley & C.E. Lewis. 2008. Genera Palmarum - Evolution and Classification of the Palms. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. All images copyright of the artists and photographers (see images for credits).


Many Special Thanks to Ed Vaile for his long hours of tireless editing and numerous contributions.

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