Great conditions: Beneath palm trees, coco de mer performs ‘parental care,’ modifies habitat

11 marzo 2015

Tourists are familiar with the Lodoicea maldivica palm, also called coco de mer, mainly because of their bizarrely shaped fruits. Scientists, however, are fascinated by the huge plants – which are abundant on the Seychelles islands of Praslin and Curieuse – for entirely different reasons.