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Cocos nucifera L.
COCONUT PALM
Coconut-palm

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Agaricaceae  Phoma @ 1107944B (1); BPI (2); 1107944A (1)
Aleyrodidae  Aleurodicus cocois @ CSCA_TCN (4)

Aleurodicus dispersus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Aleurodicus floccissimus @ CSCA_TCN (3)

Aleurodicus pulvinatus @ CSCA_TCN (5)

Aleurothrixus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Aleurotithius atratus @ CSCA_TCN (4)

Paraleyrodes urichii @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Amphisphaeriaceae  Amphisphaeria diplasia @ BPI (1)

Amphisphaeria @ BPI (1)

Leiosphaerella cocoes @ BPI (4)

Leiosphaerella longispora @ BPI (1)

Pestalotia funerea @ BPI (1)

Pestalotia gibberosa @ BPI (1)

Pestalotia palmarum @ 406541B (1); 406541A (1); BPI (58)

Pestalotia phoenicis @ BPI (3)

Pestalotia versicolor @ BPI (1)

Pestalotia virgatula @ BPI (1)

Pestalotia @ BPI (1)

Pestalotiopsis palmarum @ BPI (1)

Pestalotiopsis westerdijkii @ BPI (1)
Aphelinidae  Aphytis @ UCRC_ENT (75)

Aphytis philippinensis @ UCRC_ENT (54)

Coccobius @ UCRC_ENT (6)

Encarsia @ UCRC_ENT (15)

Encarsia lounsburyi @ UCRC_ENT (8)

Paraphytis acutaspidis @ UCRC_ENT (5)

Paraphytis fabresi @ UCRC_ENT (1)
Aphididae  Cerataphis brasiliensis @ CSCA_TCN (4)

Cerataphis lataniae @ NCSU_ENT (1); CSCA_TCN (2)
Arcyriaceae  Arcyria cinerea @ BPI (1)
Asterinaceae  Echidnodes cocoes @ BPI (7)
Auriculariaceae  Auricularia cornea @ 719326B (1); 719326A (1)

Auricularia polytricha @ BPI (1)
Bionectriaceae  Ochronectria calami @ BPI (1)
Botryosphaeriaceae  Botryosphaeria ribis @ BPI (2)

Diplodia cacaoicola @ BPI (9)

Diplodia cococarpa @ BPI (15)

Diplodia epicocos @ 369322B (1); 369322A (1); BPI (9)

Diplodia theobromae @ BPI (3)

Diplodia @ BPI (2)

Dothiorella @ BPI (1)

Guignardia cocoicola @ 1107997A (1)

Lasiodiplodia theobromae @ BPI (1)

Macrophoma cocos @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta cocoes @ BPI (1)

Phyllosticta cocophila @ BPI (2)

Phyllosticta @ BPI (1)

Phyllostictina coccoicola @ 359432A (1)

Phyllostictina @ BPI (1)

Sphaeropsis @ BPI (1)
Ceratocystidaceae  Ceratocystis paradoxa @ BPI (3)

Ceratocystis radicicola @ BPI (2)

Thielaviopsis paradoxa @ BPI (1)
Chaetosphaeriaceae  Chaetosphaeria @ BPI (1)
Chionosphaeraceae  Stilbum @ BPI (2)
Cicadellidae  Bakera nigroscuta @ III (1)
Cixiidae  Nymphocixia caribbea @ UDCC_TCN (4)
Clavicipitaceae  Aschersonia cubensis @ BPI (1)

Aschersonia turbinata @ BPI (1)
Cordycipitaceae  Isaria cocoa @ BPI (2)
Cyphellaceae  Cyphella @ BPI (1)
Diaporthaceae  Diaporthe arctii @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis cocoes @ BPI (9)

Phomopsis cocoina @ BPI (1)

Phomopsis @ BPI (4)
Diaspididae  Acutaspis tingi @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Aonidiella eremocitri @ UCR_ENT (1)

Aonidiella orientalis @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Aspidiotus destructor @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Chrysomphalus aonidum @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Diaspis coccois @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Fiorinia fioriniae @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Furcaspis biformis @ CSCA_TCN (4)

Ischnaspis longirostris @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Lepidosaphes esakii @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pinnaspis strachani @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Pseudaulacaspis cockerelli @ CSCA_TCN (2)
Diatrypaceae  Anthostoma palmicola @ BPI (1)

Anthostoma @ BPI (1)

Eutypella chlorina @ BPI (1)

Eutypella cocos @ BPI (13)
Didymiaceae  Didymium anellus @ BPI (1)
Didymosphaeriaceae  Didymosphaeria igniaria @ BPI (1)
Ganodermataceae  Ganoderma incrassatum @ BPI (1)

Ganoderma lucidum @ BPI (1)

Ganoderma mangiferae @ BPI (4)
Glomerellaceae  Colletotrichum gloeosporioides @ 359432C (1)
Grammotheleaceae  Porogramme ravenalae @ BPI (2)
Graphiolaceae  Graphiola cocoina @ BPI (2)

Graphiola phoenicis @ BPI (1)

Graphiola @ BPI (1)
Hymenochaetaceae  Polystictus velutinus @ BPI (1)
Hyponectriaceae  Physalospora rhodina @ BPI (3)

Physalospora transversalis @ BPI (1)
Leptosphaeriaceae  Coniothyrium fuckelii @ 1107997B (1)

Coniothyrium palmarum @ BPI (2)

Coniothyrium @ BPI (1)
Lophiostomataceae  Herpotrichia albidostoma @ BPI (1)
Magnaporthaceae  Clasterosporium cocoicola @ BPI (1)
Marasmiaceae  Favolaschia @ BPI (1)

Marasmius dealbatus @ BPI (1)

Marasmius @ BPI (1)
Miridae  Coridromius chenopoderis @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Dampierella schwartzi @ AMNH_PBI (4)

Gn_orthotylinigp11 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp11 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp20 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Gn_orthotylinigp22 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp5 sp_004 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp6 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp6 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp7 sp_001 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp7 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp9 sp_002 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_orthotylinigp9 sp_003 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Goodeniaphila cassisi @ AMNH_PBI (15)

Goodeniaphila schuhi @ AMNH_PBI (11)

Myrtlemiris agnew @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris astartephila @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris rubrocuneatus @ AMNH_PBI (3)

Myrtlemiris silveirae @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris tesselatus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Myrtlemiris yalgoo @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_drepanomorphus @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Orthotylus sp_ms_lepidothrix @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Orthotylus sp_ms_majori @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_notodytikos @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_silveirae @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Orthotylus sp_ms_sydneyensis @ AMNH_PBI (5)

Orthotylus sp_ms_xerophilus @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Piezocranum simulans @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Cercospora @ 431904A (1); BPI (1); 431904B (1)

Didymella @ BPI (1)

Hormodendrum cladosporioides @ BPI (2)

Mycosphaerella cocophylla @ BPI (1)

Mycosphaerella palmae @ 359432B (1); BPI (3)

Mycosphaerella zonata @ BPI (1)

Septoria @ 375822A (1); 375822B (1)
Nectriaceae  Fusarium @ 451497A (1)

Gibberella @ 451497B (1)
Nidulariaceae  Cyathus @ BPI (1)
Pentatomidae  Tholosanus @ AMNH_PBI (1)
Phaeosphaeriaceae  Leptosphaeria @ 620193A (1); 620193B (1)

Ophiobolus @ BPI (1)

Phaeosphaeria palmarum @ BPI (1)
Phycomycetaceae  Phycomyces nitens @ BPI (1)
Phyllachoraceae  Catacauma torrendiella @ BPI (5)

Phyllachora palmicola @ BPI (1)

Phyllachora roystoneae @ BPI (1)
Piesmatidae  Mcateella elongata @ AMNH_PBI (6)
Pleomassariaceae  Helminthosporium @ BPI (1)
Pleosporaceae  Drechslera @ BPI (1)

Epicoccum cerebriforme @ BPI (1)

Epicoccum cocos @ 453471A (1); BPI (7); 453471B (1)
Polyporaceae  Favolus tenuissimus @ BPI (1)

Fomes applanatus @ BPI (1)

Fomes fasciatus @ BPI (1)

Fomes @ BPI (2)

Lentinus strigosus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus fulvocinereus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus gallo-pavonis @ BPI (1)

Polyporus lignosus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus manilaensis @ BPI (1)

Polyporus nivosellus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus ostreiformis @ BPI (2)

Polyporus palmarum @ BPI (1)

Polyporus pavonius @ BPI (1)

Polyporus rhizophorae @ BPI (1)

Polyporus rigidus @ BPI (1)

Polyporus sanguineus @ BPI (3)

Polyporus sepia @ BPI (1)

Polyporus submurinus @ BPI (2)

Polyporus versatilis @ BPI (1)

Polyporus zonalis @ BPI (3)

Polyporus @ BPI (4)

Poria vincta @ BPI (1)

Trametes acuta @ BPI (2)

Trametes lactinea @ BPI (1)

Trametes marianna @ BPI (1)

Trametes submurina @ BPI (1)

Trametes @ BPI (1)
Pseudococcidae  Palmicultor palmarum @ CSCA_TCN (14)

Pseudococcus longispinus @ CSCA_TCN (1)
Pythiaceae  Phytophthora palmivora @ BPI (1)
Ramariaceae  Ramaria moelleriana @ BPI (2)
Reduviidae  Physoderes azrael @ UCR_ENT (1)
Rhynchostomataceae  Rhynchostoma lageniforme @ BPI (1)
Sarcosomataceae  Strumella @ BPI (1)
Schizophyllaceae  Schizophyllum commune @ BPI (6)
Sebacinaceae  Sebacina petiolata @ BPI (2)
Septobasidiaceae  Septobasidium @ BPI (1)
Strophariaceae  Flammula elegantula @ BPI (1)
Trichocomaceae  Penicillium dierckxii @ BPI (1)

Penicillium echinulatum @ BPI (1)
Tricholomataceae  Mycena @ BPI (2)
Tubeufiaceae  Helicoma palmigenum @ BPI (1)

Helicosporium lumbricoides @ BPI (2)
Typhulaceae  Sclerotium @ BPI (1)
Ulvaceae  Solenia candida @ BPI (1)
Valsaceae  Cryptospora @ BPI (3)

Cytospora palmicola @ BPI (9)

Cytospora @ BPI (3)

Valsa chlorina @ BPI (3)
Xylariaceae  Anthostomella cocoina @ BPI (6)

Anthostomella phoenicicola @ BPI (1)

Hypoxylon stygium @ BPI (1)

Rosellinia cocoes @ BPI (3)

Rosellinia @ BPI (2)
Zopfiaceae  Caryospora putaminum @ BPI (2)
_  Aleuroctarthrus destructor @ CSCA_TCN (6)

Aleurotrachelus atratus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Ascochyta cocoina @ BPI (1)

Botryodiplodia palmarum @ BPI (2)

Cephalosporium lecanii @ BPI (1)

Chalara paradoxa @ BPI (1)

Coniosporium dendriticum @ BPI (2)

Dictyosporium heptasporum @ BPI (1)

Endocalyx melanoxanthus @ BPI (1)

Eriosporella calami @ 1111150A (1); 1111150B (1)

Exosporium durum @ BPI (9)

Gn_ms_granitohyoidea sp_anouk4014 @ AMNH_PBI (1)

Gn_ms_ladasimiris sp_bbcre11msp034 @ AMNH_PBI (2)

Grandinia alutacea @ BPI (1)

Laschia pustulata @ BPI (1)

Myelosperma tumidum @ BPI (2)

Neopeckia diffusa @ BPI (2)

Octaleurodicus nitidus @ CSCA_TCN (2)

Octaleurodicus pulcherrimus @ CSCA_TCN (1)

Pellicularia vaga @ BPI (1)

Peroneutypella cocoes @ BPI (2)

Pseudocamptoum fasciculatum @ BPI (2)

Pseudoepicoccum cocos @ 449521B (1); 449521A (1); BPI (2)

Septoriella @ 389056B (1); 389056A (1)

Stauronema @ 407180A (1); 407180B (1)

Tetranacrium gramineum @ BPI (1)

Zygodesmus fuscus @ BPI (1)

Zygosporium oscheoides @ BPI (1)

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Cocos nucifera L.
coconut palm

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General Information
Symbol: CONU
Group: Monocot
Family: Arecaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Tree
Native Status : HI   I
L48   I,W
L48   W
PB   I
PR   I
VI   I
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Arecidae
Order Arecales
Family Arecaceae ⁄ Palmae – Palm family
Genus Cocos L. – coconut palm
Species Cocos nucifera L. – coconut palm

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Caribbean FACU
Hawaii FACU
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1. Cocos nucifera Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 1188. 1753.

Coconut palm, Coconut palm, cCcocotier

Stems erect or leaning, smooth. Leaves: segments inserted on rachis in 2 ranks; bract persistent, peduncular, to 1 m, woody. Staminate flowers creamy yellow, 11--13 mm. Fruits green, yellow, or bronzy red when immature, brown when mature; mesocarp dry, fibrous; endocarp brown, bearing 3 germination pores. 2n = 32.

Flowering throughout the year. Coastal dune vegetation in sandy soils; ca. 0--10 m; introduced; Fla.; pantropical. native, Pacific Islands (Melanesia).

This is the coconut of commerce, although it is cultivated in the U.S. solely for its ornamental value. Although not native, the coconut persists long after cultivation and is essentially naturalized in coastal southern Florida. Lethal yellowing disease eliminated a large number of susceptible coconuts from the landscape. Presently, most cultivated individuals are resistant cultivars.

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