Cycas clivicola

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Figure 1. Nicely rounded base of C. clivicola.



Southern Thailand, and Malaysia.

Distribution & Habitat:

Rocky limestone outcrops and cliffs.


A medium sized cycad to about 8m tall, with a grey or yellowish coloured trunk (subsp. lutea). Highly variable.


Only very recently described (1998).


Full sun in a well drained, alkaline soil/potting mix.

Figure 2. C. clivicola in habitat, Lenggong, Malaya.
Figure 3. C. clivicola
Figure 4. C. clivicola on cliff face.

Contributed by:

Tan Chin Tong (Figure 1,2,3&4)

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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