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Cycas revoluta (Stevenson 1991).

 

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Cycas revoluta

Thunb.

Common names

Sago palm.

Taxonomic notes

Description

Distribution and Ecology

China (Jones 1993).

Big tree

Oldest

Ethnobotany

Seeds and stem starch have been widely used as a food source; a large plant may yield over 1,000 seeds. The Ryuku Islanders make a form of sake that is poisonous and an occasional batch kills all who partake (Jones 1993).

Observations

Due to its tolerance of temperate climates and various forms of horticultural abuse, this is the most common ornamental cycad, with millions in use in such mundane locales as hotel and restaurant lobbies.

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Last Modified 2012-11-28