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  Cycas circinalis
 
  Family: CYCADACEAE
  Citation:  Cycas circinalis L., Sp. Pl. 1188. 1753; Hook. f., Fl. Brit. India 5: 656. 1888; Gamble, Fl. Pres. Madras 1394(975). 1928; Mohanan, Fl. Quilon Dist. 487. 1984; Ansari, Fl. Kasaragod Div. 363. 1985; Ramach. & V.J. Nair, Fl. Cannanore Dist. 443. 1988; Vajr., Fl. Palghat Dist. 459. 1990; Antony, Syst. Stud. Fl. Kottayam Dist. 471. 1989; M. Mohanan & Henry, Fl. Thiruvanthapuram 440. 1994; Subram., Fl. Thenmala Div. 360. 1995; Ravikumar & Ved, Illustr. Field Guide 100 Red Listed Med. Pl. 107. 2000; Anil Kumar et al., Fl. Pathanamthitta 590. 2005.
  Malayalam Name(s): Chana, Chanappan, Chalanga, Edanthu, Eenth, Eenthinpana, Kalamaram, Kalanga, Karalei, Knan, Rinbadham, Theddappana
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Crozier Cycas, False Sago, Fern Cycas, Fern Palm, Palm-Leaved Cycas, Queen Cycas, Queen Sago
  Description: Large shrub to small trees with terminal crown of large pinnately compound leaves; dioecious. Microsporophylls densely aggregated to form large terminal cones. Megasporophylls loosely arranged, crowded round the apex of stem; ovules 1-5 on either side of sporophyll. Seeds globose.
  Habit: Shrub to Small Tree
  Flowering & Fruiting: December-February
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal: Yes
  Habitat: Wastelands and moist deciduous forests
  Distribution: Indo-Malesia and Tropical East Africa
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s):
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: Yes
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude: -1000
  Localities: Maniyaar, Pathenthode, Kannoth, Ezhimala, Attappady R.F., Karivara slopes, Pooyamkutty, Ariankavu
   
 
   
 
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