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Lipidozamia peroffskyana - Queensland Cycad


Lipidozamia peroffskyana - Queensland Cycad (Lipidozamia peroffskyana - Queensland Cycad)

Female Queensland Cycad with cones at the San Diego Zoo.
Photo taken Oct. 12, 2009.



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I've never see the female cones before - they are a brilliant colour.

13 Oct, 2009

 

Good picture and i love the look of those cones, their texture and colour look very tactile.

13 Oct, 2009

 

Fantastic ....

13 Oct, 2009

 

This is gorgeous..........

13 Oct, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Thanks! Yes, many female cycads have beautiful colored cones.

Louise1:

Yes, you just have to get past the spiny leaves. : )

Mushybanna, Milky:

Thanks for the comments! : > )

13 Oct, 2009

 

Oh how beautiful! such interesting plants... ancient yet still here for us to marvel at...great photo, D1.

16 Oct, 2009

 

Lori:

Thanks! Yes, they are beautiful, interesting, and ancient plants! I feel so fortunate living here...because the San Diego Zoo has the second largest collection of cycads in North America. : > )

17 Oct, 2009

 

Always wondered if the cycads change sex if a female is needed. Planted all male zamias (little corn cob cones) and next year had a female (hand grenade) show up. Do you know?

17 Oct, 2009

 

Orgratis:

Never heard of that before...interesting.

I know papaya plants can change sexes.

18 Oct, 2009

 

There is a school of thought that severe environmental change could conceivably change the sex of cycads - apparently this has been reported to have happened.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Wow! Sounds very interesting! I guess maybe that's
why cycads have endured the test of time. If a plant species could change sexes under severe environmental conditions it would ensure their survival.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Don't know the full details on this Andy ... I remember reading a report about it a few years back when I was researching my cycads.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I'll have to do some research on this information. It sounds very interesting. Some genera of cycads may
be more prone to sex change in adverse environmental conditions.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Yes I'm sure it was particular genera - encephalartos? - that was the topic of that report. It was a rare specimen - that's about all I can remember.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Thanks for the information! I'll have to read up on the genus: Encephalartos.

18 Oct, 2009

 

Wow the cones are large are nt they

20 Mar, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Yes, the cones can be quite large, more than 2ft/61cm on some species of cycads.

20 Mar, 2011

 

My goodness three more feet and that would be my height lol

20 Mar, 2011

 

LOL

20 Mar, 2011

 

:o))

20 Mar, 2011



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