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  nipa palm (fruit stalks)

 

Vietnam

The woody fruit clusters of the nipa palm, which are also known as water coconuts, grow upward, each on a single stalk.

 

When ripe, the nuts detach from the cluster and float away on the tide, occasionally germinating while still waterborne.

 

  nipa palm (fruit stalks) (fruit stalks)