Do both male and female palm trees produce coconuts, or just females?

Coconut palms are monoecious ,but the flowers plants are UNISEXUAL. The meaning is ; there are separate male and female flowers that are BORNE on one and the same tree.

Let us compare it with Papaya plant . In papaya also the flowers are UNISEXUAL. Male and Female flowers are different. IN ADDITION , they are BORNE on different plants. So in Papaya , the plant is dioecious and flowers are unisexual.

Therefore in Papaya Only the Female plants bear fruits, while the Male plant and its flowers contribute pollen for fertilization.

Now , in coconut , since both , male and female flowers are borne on one and the same tree, all the coconut palms bear fruits. There is nothing like Male coconut tree/palm and female coconut tree / palm .

The illustrations below will show you the DIY Safety flowers together on the tree. The ones with distinct spheres are the female flowers ( They are near the base only )and each sphere is young ovary that will turn in to fruit on maturity. The other flowers ( extremely numerous ) are the male flowers.

http://www.uga.edu/fruit/image/coco%20in…

This is excellent image ( Enlarge it by clicking on the inbuilt arrow near the lower end of the picture. Put the curser green energy on the picture first. )

http://www.botany.hawaii.edu/faculty/car…

http://www.babasgarden.net/coconut-3-flo…

http://www.botanypictures.com/plantimages/cocos%20nucifera%2006%20AN%20CUR.jpg

http://www.life.uiuc.edu/help/digitalflowers/picts/Arecaceae/11-Cocos%20nucifera%20flowers.jpg

Coconut palm looks like this ==

http://www.orgsites.com/fl/hashimotos-encephalopathy-casestudies/Coconut-Palm-Martinique.web.jpg

And bears fruits like this=

http://www.bio.ilstu.edu/armstrong/syllabi/coir/coir2.jpg

IMPORTANT NOTE:- Palm tree is a general term indicates only the appearnce of the tree. ALL PALMS ARE NOT COCONUT PALMS. THERE ARE MORE THAN 2000 DIFFERENT TYPES OF PALMS . BUT COCONUTS ARE BORNE BY ONLY ONE COCOS NUCIFERA!!!!

THERE ARE DATE PALMS ALSO IN ARABIAN COUNTRIES ; BUT THEY PRODUCE DATES ONLY AND NOT COCONUTS.

THERE ARE OIL beautiful gardens PALMS , THE FRUITS OF WHICH PRODUCE EDIBLE OIL. BUT THEY DO NOT BEAR COCONUTS.

THERE ARE BETELNUT PALMS AS WELL !!

https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070912151019AAyh44a

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