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Coco de mer fruit, Praslin Island, Seychelles, 1851-1930.

The coco de mer palm produces the largest seed in the plant kingdom. The palm is found in only two of the 115 islands in the Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean. It is known as an endemic species. This means one that is unique to a specific location. Many endemic species have evolved on isolated islands. The empty seed pods were discovered floating in the sea by seafarers. They had been swe…