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This species is accepted, and its native range is E. Kenya to Mozambique, Comoros, Aldabra, E. Madagascar.

[EDGE]

Forest, F. et al. 2018. Gymnosperms on the EDGE. Scientific Reports 8: 6053. doi:10.1038/s41598-018-24365-4.

Conservation
Cycas thouarsii is rated as Least Concerned (LC) according to IUCN Red List criteria and has received a EDGE score of -8.02, which places it in position 863 on the EDGE Gymnosperm list. It has a Evolutionary Distinctiveness of 6.56, ranked 498. More information on the EDGE Gymnosperm project here https://www.edgeofexistence.org.

Native to:

Aldabra, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Tanzania

Introduced into:

Mauritius, Rodrigues, Réunion

Cycas thouarsii R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 347 (1810)

Accepted by

  • Osborne, R., Calonje, M.A., Hill, K.D., Stanberg, L. & Stevenson, D.W. (2012). The world list of Cycads Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 106: 480-510.
  • Albano, P.-O. (2003). La Conaissance des Plantes Exotiques: 1-324. Édisud, Aix-en-Provence.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1997). Flore des Mascareignes 27-30bis: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Osborne, R., Calonje, M.A., Hill, K.D., Stanberg, L. & Stevenson, D.W. (2012). The world list of Cycads Memoirs of the New York Botanical Garden 106: 480-510.
  • Bosser, J. & al. (eds.) (1997). Flore des Mascareignes 27-30bis: 1. IRD Éditions, MSIRI, RBG-Kew, Paris.

EDGE Gymnosperms
EDGE of Existence (Gymnosperms)
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Science Photographs
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