Cycas panzhihuaensis

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Figure 1. Young C. panzhihuaensis at Utopia Palms&Cycads, south-east Queensland.


Common Names:


Distribution & Habitat:

Open areas on steep rocky hills, in Southern Sichuan and Yunnan Province, China. Hot, hummid summers, are followed by very cold winters, with severe frosts commonplace.


A medium sized plant, to about 3m tall, and with leaves to 1.2m long.


A very hardy plant, if provided with good drainage. Tolerant of heavy frosts, and long dry periods.

Figure 2. C. panzhihuaensis

Contributed by:

Mike Gray (Figure 1&2)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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