Cycas debaoensis

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Figure 1. C. debaoensis leaf detail.

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Distribution:

The county of Debao in western Guangxi province, China.

Distribution & Habitat:

Evergreen and deciduous woodland on limestone slopes.

Description:

A small to medium sized cycad, with a subteranean caudex, and spectacular leaves, up to 3m long, glossy deep green, and dichotomously branched.

General:

This species was only discovered in 1996, but is already under severe threat from both habitat clearance, and plant collectors.

Culture:

Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Would tolerate (and probably prefer) calcerous soils. Probably also quite cold tolerant.


Figure 2. C. debaoensis in habitat.
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Figure 5. C. debaoensis in silhouette.
Figure 6. Cultivated plant.


Contributed by:

Terence Leung

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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