Monday 14 September 2020

Coconuts (Cameroon, 1967)

The more I do of these, the more I think I’m repeating stamps. I feel like this is one I should have posted before, but hey, let’s pretend it’s new even if it’s not!

Here we have the coconut which is, in fact, not a nut, but a drupe (a type of fruit). It does hail from the cocos nucifera or coconut tree, a member of the palm family. The word coconut derives from the old Spanish and Portuguese word coco meaning head or skull – the grooved indentations on the coconut thought to resemble facial features…

The coconut tree is one of the most useful in the world in terms of crops and products. Have a look at its output at the link below.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut

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