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Cycads

Stangeria eriopus is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Stangeriaceae family. Stangeria eriopus is the only species named to the Stangeria genus. This plant is native to the coast of South Africa and southern Mozambique. It is found w...

Macrozamia communis is a type of Australian cycad plant. The species is located on the coast of New South Wales. It is commonly known as the Burrawang. Its common name is derived from the Daruk Australian Aboriginal Language. This name is often applied...

Encephalartos woodii is a palm-like cycad plant species. The species is commonly known as Wood's cycad. This particular species is one of the rarest in the world. It is fully extinct in the wild. Any plants of this species growing today are only clones.

Encephalartos villosus is a South African cycad, or Palm-like plant. Commonly named, poor man's cycad. The species is a member of the Zamiaceae family. It’s a common cycad between the East London vicinity and the northern border of Swaziland.

Encephalartos transvenosus is a palm-like cycad species plant. The species is also referred to as the Modjadji Cycad. It belongs to the Zamiaceae family. The plant is described as a tall and majestic tree.

Encephalartos longifolius is a palm-like cycad species plant. The plant belongs to the Zamiaceae family. The species may also be referred to as the Broodbroom or Breadpalm. The species scientific name comes from Latin origins: longis (long), and folius...

Encephalartos lehmannii is a cycad species plant. This species belongs to the Zamiaceae family. It may also be referred to as the Karoo cycad. Professor J.G.C. Lehmann, a German botanist, studied and published on the cycad and the plant’s name is co...

The Lebombo cycad (Encephalartos lebomboensis) is a cycad species plant. The species belongs to the Zamiaceae family. This plant was first discovered and named in 1949 by Dr. Inez Verdoorn in South Africa.

The Giant dioon (Dioon spinulosum) is a cycad plant species. The species belongs to the Zamiaceae family and may also be referred to as the Gum palm. The Giant dioon is native to Oaxaca, Veracruz and Yucatan in Mexico and can be found between 300 and 1...

Dioon purpusii is a cycad plant species that also may be referred to as Palma de la virgen, palmita. The species belongs to the Zamiaceae family. Dioon purpusii is native to Oaxaca, Puebla, a very small region in Mexico.

The Chestnut Dioon (Dioon edule) is a species of cycad plant belonging to the Zamiaceae family. The species may also be referred to as Palma de la Virgen. The Chestnut dioon is Native to Mexico; this plant has been around since before dinosaurs roamed ...

Cycas taitungensis is a species of cycad plant. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. C. taitungensis may also be referred to as Prince sago or Emperor sago. Currently the plant faces serious threat of extinction due to habitat destruction and ...

Cycas rumphii is a palm-like species of cycad plant. The plant may also be referred to as Queen sago or the Queen sago palm. This species is a member of the Cycadaceae family and is native to the Malesian region.

Cycas revoluta is a species of seed producing, cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as King sago, Sago cycad or the Japanese sago palm. The plant originated in southern Japan. It is used in the production of sago, a cooking starch or can be...

Cycas circinalis is a species of cycad plant also referred to as the Queen sago. C. circinalis is native to Sri Lanka, although it is a widely cultivated plant.

Cycas armstrongii is a species of cycad plant also referred to as “Fire fern”. The species belongs to the Cycadaceae family. The Cycas armstrongii species can be found in northwest Australia, specifically in the Northern Territory from the Fississ ...

Bowenia spectabilis is a species of cycad plant. The species may also be referred to as the “Zamia fern”. The plant is regularly found in Australia, specifically in northeastern Queensland from the Mcllwraith Range to Tully. The population is estim...

The Ituri Forest cycad (Encephalartos ituriensis) is a cycad species plant. The species belongs to the Zamiaceae family. The plant’s common name is descriptive of the species’ native homeland, the Ituri Forest area in the Democratic Republic of the...

The Eastern Cape blue cycad (Encephalartos horridus) is a small, cycad species plant. The plant is found in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. This low-growing plant prefers arid shrubland with shallow soil.

Encephalartos ghellinckii is an evergreen species of cycad plant. The species is a member of the Zamiaceae family. The plant is native to KwaZulu-Natal and northern Transkei in Africa and it is found in three separate yet distinct areas.