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  Cycas nathorstii
 
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  Family: CYCADACEAE
  Citation:  Cycas nathorstii J.Schust. in Engl., Pflanzenr. 99 76. 1932; Raju Antony, S.M. Shareef &N. Mohanan, Encephalartos 102 17. 2010.
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  Description: Stems arborescent, up to 2 m tall, growing in humus rich soil, base not strongly swollen; barks thick with or without persistent cataphylls and leaf bases; petiole up to 70 cm long, glabrous, spinescent for 90 % of length. Leaves bright green, semi-glossy, up to 250 cm long, flat in section, up to 180 leaflets; newly emerging leaves bright green, tomentum shedding early; basal leaflets not gradually reducing to spines; median leaflets simple, up to 30 x 1 cm, 20 mm apart on rachis; section flat; margin flat, apex softly acuminate, not spinescent; midrib raised below. Cataphylls narrowly triangular, soft, thinly sericeus or lacking tomentum, up to 55 mm long. Pollen cones not seen. Megasporophylls 22.5-42 cm long, persistently brown tomentose; ovule 4-8, glabrous; lamina lanceolate, 55-60 x 20-30 mm, shortly dentate with lateral spines at margins; apical spines up to 12 mm long, 4-6 mm wide at base; seeds 30-40 x 30-35 mm, flattened-ovoid; sarcotesta yellow, fibrous layer absent; scierotesta smooth; spongy endotesta absent.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: August-December
  District(s): Kollam
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  Habitat: Semi-evergreen forests
  Distribution: India and Sri Lanka
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
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  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: ,g,
  Exotic: No
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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