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The Chestnut Dioon Dioon edule
2014-01-30 09:05:01

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 the earth.  The species is made up of two subspecies, angustifolium and edule. The palm-like Chestnut Dioon has a blue/green or gray/green...

King Sago Cycas revoluta
2014-01-30 08:11:54

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 displayed as a decorative plant. C. revoluta gets its name from the Latin word meaning “curled back”, referring to its leaves. Its leaves...

Fire Fern Cycas armstrongii
2014-01-30 07:36:33

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 River to the Arnhem Highway. The species gets its name from the well known plant collector, John Francis Armstrong. Cycas armstrongii have...

Zamia Fern Bowenia spectabilis
2014-01-30 07:24:18

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 estimated at an excess of 10,000 plants. Bowenia spectabilis have flourished in subtropical or tropical, moist lowland forests. It can be found...

Qantuta Cantua buxifolia
2014-01-17 14:18:16

Cantua buxifolia is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to Qantu, Qantus or Qantuta or Magic-flower, Magic flower of the Incas, Magic tree and Sacred-flower-of-the-Incas. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. C. buxifolia can be found in Peru, Bolivia and northern Argentina, specifically in the Yungas. This evergreen shrub species grows...

Mexican Water Lily Nymphaea mexicana
2014-01-17 13:39:59

The Nymphaea mexicana is a flowering plant species. The aquatic species may also be referred to as the Yellow water lily, the Mexican water lily or the Banana water lily. N. mexicana is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant can be found in the southern US and Mexico. In some cases Nymphaea mexicana has been introduced to non-native, wetland areas out of its normal range and it has...

Santa Cruz Water Lily Victoria cruziana
2014-01-14 17:40:04

Victoria cruziana is a tropical water lily species. The species may also be referred to as the Santa Cruz water lily, the Water platter or the Yrupe. V. cruziana is a member of the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant is found in South America, specifically Argentina and Paraguay. The very first known V. cruziana species was discovered in Bolivia. Specimens were collected and sent to France where...

Victoria amazonica
2014-01-14 17:25:27

Victoria amazonica is large species of water lily plant. In fact, the species is the largest known plant in its family, the Nymphaeaceae family. V. amazonica is native to the Amazon River basin. The plant flourishes in shallow waters, specifically oxbow lakes and bayous. The very first publication of the plant’s classification was in 1837. John Lindley named the species from specimens brought...

Pygmy Rwandan Water Lily Nymphaea thermarum
2014-01-14 16:38:56

Nymphaea thermarum is a small species of water lily plant. The species is actually the smallest known species in its genus. N. thermarum belongs to the Nymphaeaceae family. The plant is native to the muddy waters of an overflowing freshwater hot spring in Mashyuza, Rwanda. Up until recently the plant was considered extinct in its native habitat; however, it has been cultivated from seed at The...

Hairy Water Lily Nymphaea pubescens
2014-01-14 16:22:59

Nymphaea pubescens is an aquatic water lily species. The plant may also be referred to as the Hairy water lily of the Pink water lily. N. pubescens can be found throughout Asia and in northeastern Australia. N. pubescens plants are bottom rooted and grow to the water’s surface. Its leaves float on the water and typically grow between 5.9 to 10.2 inches. The undersides of the plant’s...