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Cycas pachypoda

(Cycas pachypoda)

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Description

“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: entire plant esp seeds Cycas pachypoda is a species of cycad endemic to Vietnam. It is found in Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan, and possibly Dong Nai provinces, southern Vietnam. Cycas is the type genus and the only genus recognised in the family Cycadaceae. About 113 species are accepted. Cycas circinalis, a species endemic to India was the first cycad species to be described and was the type of the generic name, Cycas. The best-known Cycas species is Cycas revoluta. Cycas is a very ancient genus of trees. The group achieved its maximum diversity in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, when it was distributed almost worldwide. At the end of the Cretaceous, when the non-avian dinosaurs became extinct, so did most of the cycas in the Northern Hemisphere.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum:
Class: Cycadopsida
Order:Cycadales
Family:Cycadaceae
Genus:Cycas
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