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Natal Grass Cycad Stangeria eriopus
2014-01-31 09:06:34

Stangeria eriopus is a species of cycad plant commonly named natal grass cycad. 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 within 30 miles or so of the sea. Unlike most cycads, the Stangeria eriopus has veined, fern-like leaves....

Burrawang Macrozamia communis
2014-01-31 08:51:17

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 to other species of Macrozamia. M. communis normally has an un-branched trunk, cycad plants branch very rarely. The species has dark green...

Woods Cycad Encephalartos woodii
2014-01-31 08:38:27

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. E. woodii can grow up to heights of 20 feet tall. Its trunk measures from 12 to 20 inches in diameter. It thickens at the bottom and is...

Poor Mans Cycad Encephalartos villosus
2014-01-31 08:20:50

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. The plants can be found growing several hundred miles inland. Very little of the plant is visible. E. villosus has a largely underground trunk. This...

Modjadji Cycad Encephalartos transvenosus
2014-01-31 08:02:27

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. The species’ name, transvenosus, references the plant’s tiny network of veins found in between the plant’s main veins. They become visible when its leaf is held up under a light....

Breadpalm Encephalartos longifolius
2014-01-31 07:46:06

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 (leaf). E. longifolius can grow up to 10 feet tall. With age, it develops an extremely thick trunk. The cycad is crowned with metallic or...

Shunka Warakin
2014-01-30 14:32:04

Shunka Warakin is creature from American folklore resembling a wolf, a hyena, or both. It has been suggested by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman that the creature was unknown to modern sources and its name translates to “carries off dogs.” In 1986, Israel Ammon Hutchins shot an animal on a Montana ranch. Coleman suggests that it was an example of the Shunka Warakin. It was stuffed and put...

Karoo Cycad Encephalartos lehmannii
2014-01-30 10:58:01

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 commemorative in his honor. The Encephalartos lehmannii species is native to the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa. It is a low growing...

The Lebombo Cycad Encephalartos lebomboensis
2014-01-30 10:43:30

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 Lebombo cycad can be found in two distinct areas, one in the Mpumalanga province and one in the upper Pongola River Valley, in South Africa. The Lebombo cycad grows up to 13 feet tall...

The Giant Dioon Dioon spinulosum
2014-01-30 10:05:05

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 1500 feet above sea level. This plant is a fast-growing species. The Giant dioon is a common, easily grown plant. The species prefers...

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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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