Cycas media

Cycas media

Cycas media

(Cycas)

FAMILY

Cycadaceae

Species

Cycas media

Common name

Cycas

Flower colour; life form

Pale; shrub, palm-like

Campus

Cairns, Townsville

Description

This widespread, native cycad has deep green pinnate fronds arising from a short trunk. In both the male and female plants, the reproductive structures arise in the centre of the plant; 4-6 ovules per megasporophyll, male cones are ovoid to 25 cm diameter. The seeds are toxic.