*Cocos nucifera Linnaeus. Hab: Beaches, disturbed areas. Dist: Native of the Paleotropics (now pantropical). Photographic evidence of at least the sporadic arrival and short-term germination of this species has been supplied from as far north as Bear Island, Onslow County, NC, 11 Jun 1996 (Dave Owen, pers. comm. and photograph).
Origin/Endemic status: Pacific Islands
Synonymy: = Bah, FNA22, K1, K3, K4, S, WH3, Zona (1997); = n/a – RAB