Cycas media

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Cycas media
Cycas media, Cooktown 2010.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas
Species: C. media
Binomial name
Cycas media

Cycas media is a palm-like tall shrub native to woodlands of Queensland, Australia.[1] The leathery, thick leaves are divided and grow from the center in a palm-like arrangement. All plant parts are considered highly toxic. However, the seeds are eaten by Aborigines after careful and extensive preparation to remove the toxins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Palm and Cycad Societies of Australia, Cycas media plant profile. [http://www.pacsoa.org.au/cycads/Cycas/media.html