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  • Those who feel highly feverish because of extreme acidity can neutralise it by drinking coconut water (Cocos nucifera) about twice a day for three days.

    Global Voices in English » India: Swine Flu Scare

  • Other lacustrine species include Coccolaba uvifera, Languncularia recemosa and Cocos nucifera.

    Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras

  • For instance, coconuts (Cocos nucifera, Aceraceae) can travel up to thousands of kilometers on the ocean before settling on land and germinating.

    Seed dispersal

  • These are fringed by sea grape Coccoloba uvifera, shrubs, such as Tournefortia gnaphalodes, Suriana maritima and Borrichia arborescens, and coconut tree Cocos nucifera.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • In addition there are four coastal vegetation types: shoreline with coconut Cocos nucifera and wild almond Terminalia catappa, Mora mangrove Mora oleifera forest transitional between mangroves and the coast, mangrove swamp with Rhizophora mangle dominating four other species, and brackish water Prioria copaifera (cativa) forest. 130 lichen species and 148 fungi have been recorded There is also some successional vegetation and secondary forest on old penal colony pastures.

    Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection, Panama

  • The lonesome palm Cocos nucifera solitaria is common over most of the Pelagic, and is unusual in that an adult tree secretes a poison in its root that is deadly only to other palms.

    “Nation” by Terry Pratchett « The Retort

  • In more exposed areas strand forest is dominated by coconut (Cocos nucifera), Calophyllum inophyllum, Argusia argentea, Cordia subcordata and an endemic pandanus subspecies (Pandanus tectorius cocosensis), with Scaevola taccada, Suriana maritime, and Hibiscus tiliaceus present as shrubs.

    Christmas and Cocos Islands tropical forests

  • Littoral vegetation is typical of that of many Pacific islands with Scaevola taccada, Pandanus tectorius, Barringtonia asiatica, Calophyllum inophyllum, Pisonia grandis, and coconut (Cocos nucifera) being the most common species.

    Samoan tropical moist forests

  • The introduction and cultivation of coconut Cocos nucifera, has replaced about 60% of the natural vegetation on the coastal dunes.

    Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve, Mexico

  • Other plant species associated with mangroves are Coccolaba uvifera and Cocos nucifera.

    Northern Honduras mangroves

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