2 more plants..

Discussion in 'Plants and Biodiversity Stumpers' started by Chungii V, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. Chungii V

    Chungii V Active Member

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    Okay, after my previous obscurity I have another couple of plants that have a lot more in common than the last.
    Names and their association anyone?
     

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    Michael F Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Both cycads, but don't know beyond that.
     
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    Yes but it does go a little further than that, if you can figure out what they are then it will be pretty obvious.
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    2. Bowenia serrulata?
     
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    Lila Pereszke Well-Known Member 10 Years

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    Hm... 1. Encephalartos sp. ???
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    1. Cycas pruinosa?

    The other link is they're both Australian natives.
     
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    Yes Aussie natives, both endemic to mid to north Queensland (my region) and yes Bowenia serrulata but no to Cycas pruinosa, nearly there :} A clue: the first is on the endangered species list and has a threatened conservation status. (I had to buy it from a registered grower with tagging)
     
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    okay been a while I'll give one more clue (If you can't get it now I cannot help you anymore:})
    To be a little more specific - endemic to Petford, Queensland.......
     
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    lorax Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Cycas platyphilla, then.
     
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    Yep, Cycas platyphylla it is, a couple of lovely understory plants to our native shrubs, both found in patches in central Queensland (Eastern Australia).
    The Cycas platyphylla or Petford blue as it's known comes from a very small area and through some removal of adult plants and also fires has become endangered in the wild. The blue-gray foliage lasts for months until turning a little more green. It's a smaller growing cycad and really stands out.
    The Bowenia serrulata is a little more wide spread and is sold amongst the indoor plants and make a nice potted specimen. It's looks appear, at a glance, to be more a fern than a cycad.
     
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    Encephalartos hirsutus?
     

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