Coco De Mer Pitcher Half Seed Jug From Seychelles Islands

Available for in store pickup.

Features:

  • 10 inches tall
  • 6 inches wide
  • 11 inches long

$1,200.00

1 in stock

Item is one vintage Coco De Mer Pitcher.It is Made from the Coco De Mer Palm Tree Half Nut Seed.The Coco de mer (Lodoicea maldivica (J. F. Gmelin) Persoon, Arecaceae) is a palm tree that grows on the islands of Praslin and Curieuse in the Seychelles. It is the sole member of the genus Lodoicea. It's fruit, weighs up to 22 kg and measuring up to 50 cm across.It contains the double coconut, which is the largest seed in the world.Called this because it has two lobes each resembling a coconut. It is an example of a sea-bean or drift seed, which is a seed that is designed to be dispersed by the sea. It is also called the coco fesse, sea coconut and Seychelles nut.

The sailors who first saw the double coconut floating in the sea imagined that it resembled a woman's disembodied buttocks. This fanciful association is reflected in one of the plant's archaic botanical names, Lodoicea callypige Comm. ex J. St.-Hil., in which callipyge is from Greek words meaning 'beautiful rump'. Other botanical names used in the past include Lodoicea sechellarum Labill. and Lodoicea sonneratii (Giseke) Baill. Until the true source of nut was discovered in 1768, it was believed by many to grow on a mythical tree at the bottom of the sea.This Coco De Mer Pitcher is rare, because the tree is now a protected species.

To learn more about the Coco DE Mer tree see this linkĀ  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legends_of_the_coco_de_mer

Available for in store pickup.

Features:

  • 10 inches tall
  • 6 inches wide
  • 11 inches long

Overall condition is good

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