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Encephalartos ferox - Cycad


Encephalartos ferox - Cycad (Encephalartos ferox - Cycad)

I believe this is a female plant. Unfortunately, this picture doesn't show how orange the cones really are.



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How is the word Cycad pronounced?
Does the first syllable rhyme with cycle or cyclamen ? Thanks. :o)

22 Oct, 2008

 

Amazing plant....wonderful thank you for sharing.

22 Oct, 2008

 

The first syllable rhymes with cycle.

23 Oct, 2008

 

Are these the ones that date back to prehistoric times? I seem to recall seeing somewhere it is one of the oldest known plants that are still here today.

2 Nov, 2008

 

Yes, they are from the Jurassic period. There were more genera back then...many genera have dyed off over the eons.

2 Nov, 2008

 

Great photo! Love the cones on this.

8 Feb, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Thanks for the comment. This photo was taken at the San Diego Zoo which has the second largest Cycad collection in North America.

8 Feb, 2009

 

Beautiful.

20 Mar, 2011



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