Cocos nucifera 'Malayan Dwarf'

COMMON NAME

​Malayan Dwarf Coconut palm

TYPE

​Palm

FAMILY

​Arecaceae

NOTES

The Malayan Dwarf is a variety of dwarf coconut. The palm is classified based on the nut color: ivory yellow nuts, apricot red nuts, and green nuts. The palm's resistance to the Lethal Yellowing disease is the characteristic that makes it to be one of the important dwarf types in the world.  Recognition of the Malayan Dwarf's resistance to lethal yellowing was in 1956 at Round Hill, Jamaica, where the Malayan Dwarfs affected by the disease was only a very small percentage.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Pan Tropical

NATIVE HABITAT

Cocos nucifera grows in many habitats from areas of human habitation to sandy beaches.

WEB SOURCES

palmpedia.net

hort.ufl.edu



Cocos nucifera 'Malayan Dwarf'