Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cycads

Cycads are not true palms, but a group of primitive seed plants characterized with a crown of large compound leaves and a stout trunk. They are evergreen, gymnospermous, dioecious plants.
See also : zamia-furturacea


Cycas Revoluta.
Common name : king sago palm.

Cycas Revoluta or Sago Palm is a cycad native to southern Japan.
This is a very symmetrical plant with a crown of shiny, dark green leaves on a thick shaggy trunk. The trunk has a diameter of 20 cm or sometimes wider (this plant can grow into very old specimens with 6–7 m or 20 feet of trunk, but it requires about 50–100 years)