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Male Coco de Mer Palm  

Male Coco de Mer Palm


May 24th 2007
One of the remarkable things about the Seychelles is the diversity and uniqueness of the flora and fauna. There are a huge number of plant and animal species that are found only in these islands. It is in this way a lot like the Galapagos Islands, those remote islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Peru which were the inspiration for Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. It could easily ... read more
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Seychellois Flag A lengthy struggle between France and Great Britain for the islands ended in 1814, when they were ceded to the latter. Independence came in 1976. Socialist rule was brought to a close with a new constitution and free elections in 1993. The most recen... ... read more
8th January 2011

.... de mer
Hello. Mr Mark Whittall, Thankyou for the lovely photograph. Would you be kind to share any known infomal or formal research about this particular male - female plant species. Do You know the scientific - biological name and perhaps the latin reference name or any other it is goes by. Perhaps you could pass me some local information about the, ' male coco de mere'. What do the island native's call it by in english or in other different languages of the creole dialects in different islands of The Seychelles. . the island of love. I wonder also whats the translation of, 'Island Of Love' from its english phrase to the local dialect. Just to fill you in and for your knowledge.. Biological Diveristy like many other areas of linking interests intrigue me holistically. I wish you a good morning and day or better still ... bon jour et merci. Looking forward to a response. MJudy p.s id love to photograph these plants in its natural environment and ... different setting at different growth stages. Thanx again. got any other relevant photograph's or videos' to look @. "Asante". Means Thank You... in Kiswahili language. And, "Siku N'jema", transliterates to Day Good..meaning,' good day!

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