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Seaside coconut palms
The coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) which line the beach of Wadra Bay in Lifou are representative of the typical tropical seaside vegetation. Very widespread throughout the Caledonian territory and especially in the Loyalty Islands, they are called 'nu' in Melanesian. If they delight tourists for their aesthetics and their fruits, they are more widely used by the local population for the manufacture of copra, oil, soap, baskets, ropes, carpets, fishing nets...
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