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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.

See also TRAVEL PICTURES (1) and (2).

 

  nipa palm (fruit stalks) (fruit stalks)