Friday, April 13, 2007

Cocos nucifera

Miami is not complete without its coconut trees. Here is a "Lethal Yellowing Disease" resistant tree with its trademark yellow nuts. Deliciously cold exotic drinks make you want to climb up these trees and the cocos nucifera are everywhere here.

Coconuts

5 comments:

Ms. Calabaza said...

Growing up in Miami in the 60's and 70's I remember the place was just full of these. There were actually many in the sandy part of Miami Beach at that time. It was beautiful. Then a blight hit around the middle '70s and most died off. . . Thanks for the memories.

Sally said...

Living in Sydney people sometimes ask me "Don't you get sick of that blue sky all the time?" I bet you get the same!

My answer: "NO, never!"

Lan Nghiem-Phu said...

Yes, Sally. Same answer here. What's more: I need the blue sky to function. The gray sky is the primary reason I left Paris years ago. Miami does have gray skies once in a blue moon. Read this.

Sally said...

I put it down to jealousy! Thanks for link.

ihatethetv said...

Hmm, so how does one tell the difference from a tree with LY and a normally healthy yellow tree? Are the coconuts safe if they're yellow?

TIA