Cycas revoluta

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Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Cycas revoluta, Thunb. Sago Palm. Figs. 1181, 1182. A graceful palm-like tree or shrub, becoming 6-10 ft. high, with the trunk simple or branching: lvs. long and recurved (2-7 ft.); pinnae numerous, subopposite, curved downward, narrow, stiff, acute, terminating in a spine-like tip. dark shining green, the margin revolute; carpophylls with the blade broadly ovate, densely clothed with brownish felt-like wool, pectinate; ovules 2 or 3 pairs borne near the base: fr. ovate, compressed, red, about 1½ in. long. S. Japan. —This is the most common cycas in conservatories. It is of Javanese origin and is much hardier than the species mentioned above. In Fla. it is usually found in all of the better parks and gardens, where it is suitable as a center about which to arrange other ornamental shrubs. According to Nehrling, this species is of slow growth. In the male plants there are usually several heads. The male infl. is usually 18-20 in. long and cylindrical in form. The female infl. is in the form of a semi-globose head, yielding 100-200 large bright red nut-like seeds, which ripen about Christmas time. The new lvs. appear all at one time, usually in May. They have a beautiful glaucous green color and at first stand erect. Young plants are easily grown from seeds. Unfortunately this beautiful species is, in Fla., subject to blight for which no remedy has yet been found. It appears to thrive best in open situations; and in Cent. Fla., it grows with little care, flowering and fruiting abundantly. The nuts are eaten by the natives, and from the pith of the trunk a kind of sago is prepared for which the common name "sago palm" is given it. The leaves are much used in funeral decorations. CH

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