Cycas panzhihuaensis

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Dukou sago palm
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Cycas panzhihuaensis on display at the San Diego County Fair in 2009
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Cycadophyta
Class: Cycadopsida
Order: Cycadales
Family: Cycadaceae
Genus: Cycas
Species:
C. panzhihuaensis
Binomial name
Cycas panzhihuaensis
L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang
Synonyms

Cycas baguanheensis L. K. Fu & S. Z. Cheng.

Cycas panzhihuaensis is a rare and endangered species of cycad known in the wild only from Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in China. It can be seen at the South China Botanical Garden in Guangzhou and is also cultivated for horticulture, where it is often known as the Dukou sago palm.[1][2]

Range[edit]

In China, Cycas panzhihuaensis is found in:[3]

Description[edit]

The species is similar to C. pectinata Buchanan-Hamilton but can be distinguished by its unbranched trunk and smaller seeds (up to 3.5 cm long).

Cycas panzhihuaensis L. Zhou & S. Y. Yang in L. Zhou et al., Acta Phytotax. Sin. 19: 335. 1981.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flora of China vol 4 page 5.
  2. ^ "Cycads". Retrieved January 17, 2014.
  3. ^ Whitelock, Loran M. 2002. The Cycads. Portland: Timber Press. ISBN 0-88192-522-5
  4. ^ Zheng Y, Liu J, Feng X, Gong X. 2017. The distribution, diversity, and conservation status of Cycas in China. Ecol Evol. 2017;7:3212–3224. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.2910
  5. ^ L. Zhou et al., Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 19: 335. 1981.