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Names: Sanskrit name- Narikela; Hindi name- Nariyal.

Scientific name: Cocos nucifera

Family: belongs to the family ‘Palmae’ or the palm family

Origin: of Indo- pacific origin either around Malaysia or the Indian ocean

Height: 15 to 30 metres in height in plantations

Area of growth: tropical and sub- tropical coastal regions, especially near sea beaches, found along coastlines

Any other points: known in India as ‘ kalpavriksha’ or the ‘tree of heaven’ because of its many uses

Profile of the Coconut Tree


The Sanskrit name of the coconut is Narikela. Of course, in Hindi, it is known as the Nariyal. Its scientific name is Cocos nucifera and it belongs to the palm family known as palmae. This tree is of Indo- pacific origin around Malaysia or the Indian Ocean. In plantations this tree can grow from 15 to 30 metres in height. It usually grows well in tropical and sub- tropical coastal regions. It is especially found near sea beaches and along coastlines. In India, this tree is known as the ‘Kalpavriksha’ or the ‘tree of heaven’ because of its many uses.