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Cycads

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - July

Common name cycads
Distribution The modern cycads consist of small populations scattered around the tropical, sub-tropical and warm temperate regions of many continents.
Description Cycads are very structural plants which makes them popular in the horticultural industry. They can have ornamental leaves and cones, and their seeds are often brightly coloured and may be produced in abundance. To produce seed in a garden you must have both a male and a female plant.
Flowering/fruiting n/a

Location in Garden

If you’d like to see some uncommon species, why not visit Bed 1 on the Connections Garden at the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan?

 

Cycads are a group of very primitive plants which shared the earth with the dinosaurs and are among the most ancient of all plants surviving today. They are well represented in the fossil record which shows that cycads were more varied and profuse in earlier times and more widely distributed.

Many cycads are rare or threatened, so if you’re buying one for your garden, make sure that it hasn’t been taken from the wild.

 

Bowenia serrulata
Bowenia serrulata 

Macrozamia moorei
Macrozamia moorei 

Bowenia spectabilis
Bowenia spectabilis

Cycas megacarpa
Cycas megacarpa