Cocos nucifera

coconut, niu (Hawaii and Polynesia), iru (Palau), lu (Yap, Kosrae), ni (Pohnpei, Marshall Island), nu (Chuuk, Cook Islands), te ni (Kiribas), nizok (Northern Marianas), niyog (Guam, Philippines)

  • Family Arecaceae.
  • Native to tropical Asia and Melanesia; introduced to Hawaii by the ancient Polynesians.
  • Fruit used for drinking water; oil extracted from meat. Leaves woven for baskets and used for thatch; wood used for lumber.
  • Weed Risk Assessment Score: -4 (low)

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