What is Cocos nucifera?

Some articles on cocos nucifera, cocos:

Diego Garcia - Geography - Vegetation
... the land area of Diego Garcia as having a littoral hedge of Scaevola taccada, while inland, Cocos nucifera (Coconut) was the most dominant tree, covering most of the island ... metres in height, or consisted of what he called "Cocos Bon-Dieu" – an intermediate story of juvenile trees and a luxuriant ground layer of self-sown seedlings ... asiatica (Fish-poison Tree), Calophyllum inophyllum (Alexandrian Laurel), Cocos nucifera, Cordia subcordata, Guettarda speciosa, Intsia bijuga, Hernandia sonora, Morinda citrifolia, Neisosperma oppositifolium ...
Monuriki - Flora and Fauna
... vegetation consists mainly of higher screw pines, or pandanus, coconut, (Cocos nucifera) and associated species of coastal forests ... inophyllum, Casuarina equisetifolia, Cerbera manghas, Chrysobalanus icaco, Cocos nucifera, Cordia subcordata, Excoecaria agallocha, Guettarda speciosa ... Cocos nucifera was probably aided in many cases by seafaring people ...