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Coconut Palm


Coconut Palm
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Copyright: Thomas Sautter (mjdundee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 0 N: 287] (1207)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1996-11
Categories: Trees
Camera: Minolta X-700, Minolta 50mm 1:1,4, B+W UV MRC
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-10-20 3:52
Viewed: 6365
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
All parts of the coconut palm are useful, and the trees have a comparatively high yield (up to 75 "nuts" per year); it therefore has significant economic value. The name for the coconut palm in Sanskrit is kalpa vriksha, which translates as "the tree which provides all the necessities of life".

The coir (the fibre from the husk of the coconut) is used in ropes, mats, brushes, caulking boats and as stuffing fibre; it is also used extensively in horticulture for making potting compost.
Copra is the dried meat of the seed which is the source of coconut oil.
The trunks provide building timbers.
The leaves provide materials for baskets and roofing thatch.
The husk and shells can be used for fuel and are a good source of charcoal.
Hawaiians hollowed the trunk to form a drum, a container, or even small canoes.
The wood can be used for specialized construction (notably in Manila's Coconut Palace).
Coconut sap is fermented to produce toddy.
The stiff leaflet midribs make cooking skewers, kindling arrows, or bound into bundles, brooms and brushes.
The roots are used as a dye, a mouthwash, or a medicine for dysentery. A frayed-out piece of root makes a poor man's toothbrush.
Half coconut shells are used in theatres, banged together to create the sound effect of a horse hoofbeats.
Dried half coconut shells are used to buff floors.
In fairgrounds, a coconut shy is a popular target practice game, and coconuts are commonly given as prizes.
A coconut can be hollowed out and used as a home for a rodent. Source: Wikipedia

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-10-20 4:23]

Hello Thomas!
Very nice and unusual capture.POV,details,sharpness and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-20 5:51]

Hi Thomas, I love palm trees, and especially coconut palms! This is an intersting showing of the palm, good colours and patterns. Well shown, thank you.

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