Producing the largest seeds in the plant kingdom (weighing up to 30kg), this giant of the plant world was known to sailors in the Indian Ocean long before its real home was discovered.

Over the ages, seeds of this legendary palm were found washed up on deserted beaches or floating on the waves and they become known as the ‘coconuts of the sea’ appearing to come from some mythical oceanic plant.

Their suggestive two-lobed form gave rise to many legends – including a belief that they possessed aphrodisiac powers. However, the plant now faces several threats: from over-collection, alien invasive species, and an increasing frequency of fires, which is being exacerbated by climate change.


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  • ninatodorovic
    ninatodorovicover 5 years ago

    Absolutely perfect! Love it!!!

  • thanks Nina…you can see where I get my inspiration from now…

    – Maxoperandi

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 5 years ago

    you would see a bum in it, won’t you ?? !! love it, love you XX

  • love you too xxx

    – Maxoperandi

  • D Allen
    D Allenover 5 years ago

    Cool. I saw the bum, yep.

  • Thanks Darryl!

    – Maxoperandi

  • DonLeeJKD
    DonLeeJKDover 5 years ago

    gives a new meaning to planting my seed. :) Don

  • It looks pretty life like and is nearly full adult size..cheers

    – Maxoperandi

  • Jay Stockhaus
    Jay Stockhausover 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot, and I see the bum.

  • Many thanks Jay…couldn’t resist doing a shot when I saw it!

    – Maxoperandi

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 5 years ago

    kool brah’……..

  • Thanks mate…hopefully shooting a real one today!

    – Maxoperandi

  • DonLeeJKD
    DonLeeJKDover 5 years ago

    mite be the reason sometimes i feel like a nut..haha Don :))

  • Good one Don…cheers!

    – Maxoperandi

  • Timothy James Zwemer
    Timothy James ...over 5 years ago

    Sexy Seed! lol! Love the story that accompanies!



  • Thanks Tim!

    – Maxoperandi

  • StuartR
    StuartRover 5 years ago

    Why am I unable to get Grace Jones out of my mind. Clever shot.

  • Wow…your right…I shall now call the seed “Grace”

    – Maxoperandi

  • MontLaurel
    MontLaurelabout 5 years ago

    There’s this beach in Tenerife… Never mind! Seriously, good capture! And informative accompanying narrative.

  • I have an image of a model in the same pose which shows how much the female form and this nut look so much alike!

    – Maxoperandi

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