Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coconut Tree

This is a large palm in Sri Lanka. It is nearly 30 mtrs. Tall and has empennatus leaves. Those leaves are nearly 15 – 20 ft long. People use Coconut for culinary & non culinary purposes.  Coconut is one of the single plants which are use multi purposes. Sri Lanka is indeed fortunate that the coconut palm is indigenous to the island and forms a major tree crop covering the bulk of the planted coastal areas of the island. Coconut grows on sandy soils close to the sea. One coconut tree can produce up to 50 coconuts. Kalutara, Gampaha & Kurunegala is treated as coconut triangle in Sri Lanka.

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