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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Gymnosperms (non-flowering plants): Cycadales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cycas revoluta   FAMILY Cycadaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cycas revoluta   FAMILY Cycadaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Sago-palm


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JK Marlow    jkm150301_819

March    Charleston County    SC

Petiole subtetragonal in cross section, 10-20cm, 6-18 spines along each side, per Flora of China.

image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

JK Marlow    jkm150301_821

March    Charleston County    SC

Leaf blade strongly V-shaped in cross section; leaflets leathery, per Flora of China.

image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

JK Marlow    jkm150301_822

March    Charleston County    SC

Vulnerable if not endangered in China (overcollection & habitat destruction), per Flora of China.

image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

JK Marlow    jkm150301_823

March    Charleston County    SC

The most commonly cultivated cycad, per Flora of China.


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image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061221charleston37

June    Charleston County    SC

Isle of Palms

image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061221charleston38

June    Charleston County    SC

Isle of Palms

image of Cycas revoluta, Sago-palm

Stephanie C. Brundage    scb_061221charleston41

June    Charleston County    SC

Isle of Palms

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Cycas revoluta   FAMILY Cycadaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Cycas revoluta   FAMILY Cycadaceae

 

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3935

Shrub; Tree
Perennial
Dioecious

Non-native: Old World tropics & warm temperate areas

Documented growing wild in - - -

Habitat: Suburban woodlands; persistent from horticultural use, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Evergreen
Pinnately compound
Spirally clustered at stem apex
Leaves have petioles.

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall

 

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