This awesome specimen is very well preserved and old enough (1977) so it does not need the CITES certificate. Furthermore, this polished sea coconut has a nice heart and symmetrical shape which is particularly rare.
The Sea coconut is the largest seed and one of the most wanted natural art objects. These coco’s grow on the island of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles and have a very suggestive shape.
The ripe fruit is heavy (15kg to 25kg), so it cannot float on the water, it sinks instead until the flesh inside the fruit decomposes and then resurfaces thanks to gases inside. This is why we thought for a long time that this was the fruit of an unknown marine tree, hence the name “sea coconut”.
Sea coconut is also called “coco fesse” (buttocks coconut) and they have become very rare nowadays.
This coco had been emptied by the back which is uncommon. It adds an extra touch of mystery.
Year : 1977
Weight: 1095 g
- Coco de Mer or Sea Coconut
- Scientific Name
- Lodoicea maldivica
- CITES relevancy
- CITES Appendix III – Annex C in the EU
- 300×280×160 mm
- 1095 g