|A very rare coconut with flat spikelet own by a farmer of Ben tre in Mekong Delta, |
photographed in 1998 by R. Bourdeix
|... The same farmer (and coconut) photographed in 2016, |
18 years later by R. Bourdeix - Nice to meet you again!
|Aromatic Green, but not Dwarf type....|
In the Ben Tré region, close to the site of the ancient "Coconut religion", we found a coconut variety which seems to be a Tall-type; it has special inflorescences characterized by very short spikelets in the distal part. The inflorescence has some similarities with those of the Tacunan Green Dwarf, a variety from the Philippines.
1. Inflorescence of the new Tall-type found in Ben Tré
2. Tacunan Green Dwarf from the Philippines
3. "Normal" shaped inflorescence of a Brazilian Green Dwarf
|New Tall-type found in Ben Tré|
|Yellow Makapuno Dwarf with thick meat photographed|
by IOOP researcher in a farmer's field
|Fruit of the progeny obtained from the Makapuno Yellow Dwarf|
by embryoculture and planted in Trang Bang