| Welcome to the PACSOA Palms and Cycads wiki !
If you have any information about this plant, please help by updating this article. Once you are registered you can contribute, change, or correct the text, and even add photos on this page. Click on the edit tab above and play around. Any mistake can be easily corrected, so don't be afraid.
Distribution & Habitat:
It is found on the island of Cat Ba and others in Haiphong Harbour, and on limestone bluffs on nearby mainland Vietnam. This species grows only on bare limestone faces on steep limestone bluffs, with virtually no soil around the roots.
A smaller growing species of Cycas, with a trunk to 1 metre (3 feet) long, and a head of up to 30 deep green to grey green keeled leaves, 0.7-1.2 metres (2.3-3.9 feet) long.
Closely related to C. sexseminifera and C. ferruginea, with which it shares the same habitat preference.
Likes a lightly shaded, well drained position, preferably in the tropics/sub-tropics. Given its attractiveness it will undoubtedly become a very popular plant.
Helen Knowles (Figure 1,2&3)