Coconut is a large and heavy fruit. How is it adapted for dispersal by water?

Even though coconut is large and heavy, it contains an outer fibrous coat which has the ability to float on water. It can drift in water bodies to different locations for a long period of time.Coconut, palm, mangroves, water lily, water mint, are a few examples of plants whose seed are dispersed by the water. Coconuts are well known for their ability to float on water to reach land where they can germinate. Similarly, willow and silver birches produce lightweight fruit that can float on water.

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