Sep 6, 2011
Lodoicea maldivica, also known as double coconut, is a unique sort of palm tree 20m – 30m high on Praslin Island in Seychelles. A Lodoicea maldivica is usually about 10 kilograms and the heaviest is up to 30 kilograms. Today, the Praslin Island that has more than 4000 Lodoicea maldivica trees has been designated as natural reserve by Government of Seychelles, Felling tree, picking and smuggling the fruit are strictly forbidden. If, foreign tourists wanna take away the Lodoicea maldivica, who must hold a license issued by the local government and, by the way, the price of a Lodoicea maldivica is $ 2,000.