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Locally abundant, but their habitat is threatened by development.
Distribution & Habitat:
Found in hilly areas from near Mount Morgan south to near Goomeri, central Queensland, usually in eucalypt or rainforests.
A medium sized, arborescent cycad to 6m tall, with a relatively narrow stem, 8-14 cm diam. at narrowest point. It has bright green, glossy leaves to 1.1m long which are moderately keeled (i.e. the opposing leaflets are inserted at 90-135" on the rachis). Their seeds, which are relatively large compared to other Australian Cycas, and give the plant its name, are a flattened-ovoid shape, up to 50mm long, and 45mm wide.
Sunny, moist, but well drained position. Frost and drought tolerant.
Scott Maclean (Figure 1,2,3&4)