Botanical Name of Coconut

General Features of Coconut Tree

The coconut trees are very tall, exceeding  the length of 25 m in height. These trees mainly grow in sandy soils with abundant sunlight and regular rainfall. It is also highly tolerant of salinity, because of this reason coconut trees were historically found in tropical coastal regions around the world.

Benefits of Tender of Coconut

Some of the benefits of tender of coconut are discussed below:

  • It plays a major role in improving digestion

  • It protects us from dehydration by rehydrating our body.

  • It has a rich amount of antioxidant properties, which decreases the risk of infections.

  • It has various important elements like calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium which helps in balancing the level of the electrolytes in our body.

Botanical Name of Coconut

The botanical name of coconut is Cocos nucifera. 

Classification of Coconut Plants:

Kingdom: Plantae

Phylum: Angiospermae

Class: Monocot

Family: Arecaceae

Genus:  Cocos 

Species:  nucifera

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q1. Explain the term Natural System of Classification?

Ans. Under the study of this type of classification, a number of resembling characters are considered by which we find so many similarities and dissimilarities present in an organism. By this means we can set up relations between different organisms. The main features which are considered under the natural system of classification are morphological features, anatomical features, cytological features, reproductive features, etc by which we classify organisms. 

2. To which family does Coconut belong? 

Ans. Coconut belongs to Arecaceae family.