Sunday, May 25, 2008

Suggestive cycad

I came across this spectacular coning Cycas in the grounds of a hotel here the other day. The smart money would be that this is the ever popular Cycas revoluta but the leaves look a little unusual to me and I'm going to tentatively suggest it might be Cycas rumphii.


Whichever it is, it's clearly in fine fettle and in the mood to reproduce as these rather marvellous cones suggest. I'm not to clued up on Cycas genus cones and whether this is male or female so I'll head back some time later to see if fate has faoured us with seed.

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