Talk:Coconut

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Requested move 12 June 2019[edit]

The following is a closed discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. Editors desiring to contest the closing decision should consider a move review after discussing it on the closer's talk page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

The result of the move request was: consensus against the proposed move. (closed by non-admin page mover) DannyS712 (talk) 02:55, 19 June 2019 (UTC)



CoconutCoconut palm – This article must be moved to maintain consistency with articles about other palm trees bearing edible fruit: Açaí palm and Date palm. 71.198.89.109 (talk) 00:30, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

  • Oppose as a typical example of WP:COMMONNAME overriding the "technical" name.ZXCVBNM (TALK) 01:29, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. In practical terms, the coconut article has rich content that readily diversifies to several topics, e.g., culinary uses (sugar, water, milk, oil, etc.). Keeping the coconut palm discussion connected to Cocos preserves the botanical link and is more logical. --Zefr (talk) 02:26, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose - fundamentally, the page is a WP:CONCEPTDAB, and this is the COMMONNAME for the concept. -- Netoholic @ 05:35, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose. This article covers both the tree and the fruit, so the current title is appropriate. Rreagan007 (talk) 21:36, 14 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose per WP:COMMONNAME. Barca (talk) 15:42, 17 June 2019 (UTC)
  • Oppose Could probably split articles about the plant species Cocos nucifera and the fruit coconut. Date palm is a natural disambiguation of the species and it's fruit (as compared to date (disambiguation)). Açaí palm has a diacritic that is not commonly used in English and should be at Euterpe oleracea or acai. Plantdrew (talk) 05:19, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page or in a move review. No further edits should be made to this section.

"range of the natural habitat" map[edit]

This map needs to go or be heavily modified as it has some glaring errors. First, what does "range of the natural habitat" mean? The implication is that this is the area to which the coconut palm is indigenous, but that would be wrong as it is broadly recognised that its origin was somewhere from southern India to the tropical western Pacific. It's universally acknowledged that the coconut palm was not present in the tropical Atlantic region until introduced by Europeans during the Age of Discovery. Second, if it's trying to show the area in which coconuts now grow, it's badly incorrect. They certainly do not grow that far north in China (practically to Shanghai, where the daily mean temperature in Jan is less than 5C!). In most Middle East coasts they can only grow with artificial irrigation. Meanwhile they are shown as absent from the tropics away from the coast, when they are widely cultivated there. Also in Africa, they grow as far south as Durban in South Africa and slightly beyond, but the map's distribution stops in northern Mozambique. Booshank (talk) 21:52, 17 April 2020 (UTC)

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kindling arrows[edit]

In the section "Leaves", the linked article "Arrow" gives no idea of what "kindling arrows" would be.71.230.16.111 (talk) 09:29, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

It seems the "kindling arrows" were inserted in 2005, here. William Avery (talk) 13:45, 3 June 2020 (UTC)