Cycas scratchleyana

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Figure 1. C. scratchleyana, leaf detail.


Common Names:



Inland Papua New Guinea.


A small cycad, with a trunk to about 1.5m tall, and numerous shiny, dark green leaves.


A rarely seen and poorly known species.


Warm, sheltered and moist.

Figure 2. Another leaf.
Figure 3. C. scratchleyana
Figure 4. C. scratchleyana cataphyll

Contributed by:

Eric Thoumire

External Links:

Cycad Pages, IUCN, JSTOR, Trebrown

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