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Freaky Sprouting Coconut - Coconut Expert Needed

Discussion in 'PALM TREES - WHERE TROPICAL STARTS' started by Dypsisdean, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    I was sent these pics along with and email asking what is going on here, and could this be something of rarity or importance. What do you all think?
     

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  2. ScotTi

    ScotTi Esteemed Member

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    Dean, I am no Coconut expert, but I think that it is just a weed grass that has sprouted in the seed. I think the grass is called Nut Grass very common weed grass here in Fl.
     
  3. Jeff Searle

    Jeff Searle Well-Known Member

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    Scott, your absolutely right. It appears to be a weed that came up and has found a home.


    Dean......................we need to talk, brother.


    Jeff
     
  4. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Jeff,

    I briefly and hastily started to fall for it until Angela pulled me back from the edge. :) But I thought it would be fun to post it as it was presented to me. I wanted to assure the fellow that emailed it to me that others were in agreement, and it wasn't just my "diagnosis."

    For his benefit, I'll post a photo of a sprouting coconut I just happen to have that shows it is emerging from a different area. But he wasn't that far off. Palms are just big grass anyway, right??? :)
     
  5. palmnerd

    palmnerd Well-Known Member

    Can we call it the coco-nut sedge? I'll start calling the cameroon seed vendors to tell them that the owner of this rare hybrid is now accepting bids.
     
  6. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Great idea Justin. How can we start selling things to the Cameroonians?
     
  7. AS in SA

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    But will it grow in SoCal?? ;)
     

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