Sago palm cataphylls

Discussion in 'Outdoor Tropicals' started by Sunset Cycads, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. Sunset Cycads

    Sunset Cycads Active Member 10 Years

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    Sunshine Coast, British Columbia, Canada
    This is a photo of the cataphylls (reduced scale-like leaves which act as a protective device and alternate in flushes with leaves) of a sago palm, the most commonly cultivated cycad, Cycas revoluta. It was about one foot across, on a plant with a one-metre trunk.

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