Cycas taiwaniana

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  1. Michael Charters

    Michael Charters Active Member

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    Sierra Madre, CA., USA
    This is the female strobilus or cone of a Cycas taiwaniana, or as it is sometimes listed, Cycas revoluta var. taiwaniana, showing the sporophylls or cone scales. The cone scales are modified leaves which will bear 2-8 ovules that will eventually become seeds after fertilization.

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