The erotic shape of giant seed of the coco de mer has inspired titillation since it was first discovered floating in the Indian Ocean by European explorers. At that time, it was completely mysterious, the seeds of a plant no one had ever seen, the improbable fruit of an unimaginable tree. Today it has been transformed into a major component of Seychelles marketing – as if the beautiful beaches alone weren’t enough to draw honeymooners from all around the world!
Suitably, our visit begins with an in-depth explanation of the life-cycle of the coco de mer, including a full description of the reproductive process of this primitive plant.
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