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Cycas thouarsii

(Cycas thouarsii)

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Description

“Pet poisonous” – Toxic parts: entire plant esp seeds Cycas thouarsii, the Madagascar cycad, is an evergreen arborescent plant in the genus Cycas. It is named after a French botanist Louis-Marie Aubert du Petit-Thouars (1758—1831). The arborescent stem is up to 4 meters tall. The leaves are dark-green, semi-glossy, usually 150—210 centimeters long. Pollen cone is a fusiform varying in color from orange to brown (pale). Yellow-tomentose megasporophylls are 29—32 centimeters long. The seeds are ovoid, 50—60 millimeters in size. Sarcotesta is orange-brown.

Taxonomic tree:

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