Coco de mer

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Coco de mer on Mahé
Coco de mer on Paislin island

Lodoicea is a genus in the palm family. The only species, Lodoicea maldivica, lives in the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. Coco de mer is another name for the tree. It has the biggest seed of any plant. In the past, it was also found on the small islets of St Pierre, Chauve-Souris, and Ile Ronde (Round Island). These islands are all near Praslin. Lodoicea became extinct there, and was then brought back.