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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Mozambique and W. Pacific.

[FTEA]

Gymnospermae, R. Melville. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1958

Habit
Shrubs or trees with simple, rarely branched, trunks clothed with woody leaf bases and bearing a crown of pinnate leaves
Leaves
Leaflets linear, entire, 1-nerved
Male
Scales of the male cones wedge-shaped, often long acuminate, closely imbricate, with ellipsoid pollen-sacs in groups of 3–5 on the lower surface
Cones
Female blades crowded round the stem apex, densely woolly at first, later spreading, elongated, widening upwards, with 1–5 pairs of erect ovules in marginal notches Scales of the male cones wedge-shaped, often long acuminate, closely imbricate, with ellipsoid pollen-sacs in groups of 3–5 on the lower surface
Female
Female blades crowded round the stem apex, densely woolly at first, later spreading, elongated, widening upwards, with 1–5 pairs of erect ovules in marginal notches
Seeds
Seeds ellipsoid or globose.

Native to:

Aldabra, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Bismarck Archipelago, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Christmas I., Comoros, East Himalaya, Fiji, Gilbert Is., Hainan, Haiti, India, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malaya, Maluku, Marianas, Marshall Is., Mozambique, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Samoa, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Vietnam, Western Australia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Mauritius, Niue, Rodrigues, Réunion

Cycas L. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1188 (1753)

Accepted by

  • Lindstrom, A.J., Hill, K.D. & Stanberg, L.C. (2009). The genus Cycas (Cycadaceae) in Indonesia Telopea 12: 385-418.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Sp., Pl : 1188 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa
Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

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/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0