Cycas papuana

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Figure 1. C. papuana in East Sepik, PNG.


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Open woodland and grasslands of the south west of PNG, around the Fly River area.


A medium sized cyacd to about 4m often with a branched trunk.


Native use the mashed up seeds for treating sores.


Prefers very well drained soil in a ropical, monsoonal climate.

Contributed by:

Rolf Kyburz,

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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