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  Zamia furfuracea L.f.
  Family Name : Zamiaceae

  Common Names : Cardboard Palm, Sago Cycas

 
Cardboard Palm,Sago Cycas
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Gymnosperms (Non-Flowering Seed Plants) (Cycad)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Cycad
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
      Plant Shape :
      Shrubby
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Mexico
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a cycad, with underground stem which slowly becomes aboveground with age.
      Foliage: Leaves are green, 45 – 190 cm long and 10 – 30 cm wide, comprises of 8 – 18 pairs of leaflets and armed with small spines along the petiole and rachis. Leaflets are leathery, obovate to oblanceolate shaped, margin slightly toothed and covered in yellowish brown hairs.
      Reproductive Parts (non-flowering plant): Pollen cones are erect (17 cm long and 1.8 cm wide) and occurs in 2 – 4. Seeds are oval shaped (1.6 cm long and 1.2 cm wide), yellowish green at first and becoming red when mature.
      Cultivation :
      It is salt tolerant and can tolerate short period of drought once established.
      Etymology :
      Latin, furfuraceus means scurfy or covered with bran-like scales or powder, which refers to persistent yellowish brown hairs on the leaves.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils, Saline Soils / Salt Spray
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun, Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Fruit, Seed & Spore
    • Mature Fruit Colour(s) [Angiosperms & Gymnosperms] :
      Green, Red

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