The Taitung Cycad
is endemic to Taiwan, and is a gymnosperm plant belonging to the Cycadaceae class, according to Forestry Bureau.'It usually grows between 1 to 5 m in height.
He said Cycad
International saves the trees from destruction from land clearing operations for agriculture by finding projects and customers interested in their unique and architecturally striking beauty.
Such biogeographical restrictions have contributed to a high estimate for the risk of cycad
extinction based on the IUCN Red List categorisation which relates to the area of occupancy (AOO) and extent of occurrence (EOO).
herbivory requires a strategy for dealing with the host plant's secondary metabolites, as all species of cycads
are highly and uniquely toxic (Schneider et al.
We were all curious about the cycads
- those ancient plants eaten by the dinosaurs and predating the emergence of flowering plants.
Visitors will see native fynbos (a plant group featuring proteas, ericas and restios), an amazing collection of cycads
as well as swathes of native rich blue agapanthus and spiky striking orange birds of paradise (Strelitzia reginae), named after their resemblance to brightly coloured birds in flight.
Conservation status and effects of harvest on an endemic multipurpose cycad
, Cycas circinalis L., Western Ghats, India.
Feeding on cycads
(Cycadophyta) by adults of Janbechynea elongata Jacoby, 1888 (Coleoptera: Orsodacnidae) in the ANP Sierra de Otontepec, Veracruz
Group and existing investors Polaris Partners, Flagship Ventures, Omega Funds and Alexandria Venture Investments also supported the fund-raising exercise.
Finally, buried amidst decades-old records, he found a trove of files that revealed key insights into the fate of South Dakota's mysterious Fossil Cycad
In each case, the butterflies were mating on ornamental cycad
Probably the most relevant one is that by Greguss (1968), which considered most cycad
species known at the time, and was centered mostly on characters useful in paleobotany, such as epidermal anatomy.
Fossils of the Cycad
, a popular houseplant, prove it was growing here 190 million years ago.
Reflecting this interest, and 'using all available cycad
literature', Bonta and Osborne (2007:1) published a worldwide review, 'Cycads
in the vernacular: A compendium of local names', in which they 'compiled a table of scientific names, localities, languages, vernacular names and where known, translations into English'.
BMAA was first isolated from cycad
trees on Guam in 1967.