Lodoicea maldivica (Coco de mer,
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Lodoicea maldivica under cultivation in the
Palm House of the Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna, Austria. [photo
Robertson, Iziko ©]
Native to the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the
Seychelles. Holds the records as the plant with the largest fruit (42 kg) and
largest seed (up to 17.6 kg) (Wikipedia).
These seeds are sometimes washed up on southern African beaches but do not
germinate here. Plants are cultivated in southern Africa.