Coco de Mer or Sea Coconut - Lodoicea maldivica - 300×280×160 mm

Description
Coco de Mer or Sea Coconut - Lodoicea maldivica - 300×280×160 mm
1977 - Seychelles - CITES Appendix III – Annex C in the EU

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
Size: 30x28x16cm
Weight: 1095 g
Origin: Seychelles

Lot details
Specimen
Coco de Mer or Sea Coconut
Scientific Name
Lodoicea maldivica
Origin
Seychelles
CITES relevancy
CITES Appendix III – Annex C in the EU
Condition
Preserved
Year
1977
Dimensions
300×280×160 mm
Weight
1095 g
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