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Cycadaceae (Cycas Male Strobilus)

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 15 April 2019 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Cycads have a cylindrical trunk which usually does not branch. Leaves grow directly from the trunk, and typically fall when older, leaving a crown of leaves at the top. The leaves grow in a rosette form, with new foliage emerging from the top and center of the crown. The trunk may be buried, so the leaves appear to be emerging from the ground, so the plant appears to be a basal rosette. The leaves are generally large in proportion to the trunk size, and sometimes even larger than the trunk.

Spotted here is the male strobilus. Photo captured April 27, 2012.

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By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very impressive. I have never seen this plant.

15 Apr 2019 5:02am

Omar from Kunduz, Afghanistan

Impressive nature, the color, the size and shape is amazing!

15 Apr 2019 8:13am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Interesting plant.

15 Apr 2019 9:02am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Very masculine :) and what a wonderful pattern on it set against the backdrop of delicate fronds

15 Apr 2019 9:38am

Roland from gerpinnes, Belgium


15 Apr 2019 10:05am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A very interesting plant . Excellent color and detail.

15 Apr 2019 10:28am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

This is very special

15 Apr 2019 11:45am

The Yum List from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wow. What a stunning piece of nature.

15 Apr 2019 11:50am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the contrast in color. You have captured the details beautifully.

15 Apr 2019 12:20pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a beautiful photo of this very interesting looking plant

15 Apr 2019 1:44pm

London Caller from United Kingdom

Looks like a pineapple :)
Rather exotic.

15 Apr 2019 1:57pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


15 Apr 2019 2:02pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow, a beautiful and interesting plant!

15 Apr 2019 6:14pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Wow... jamais vu de pareil... Excellente prise.

15 Apr 2019 6:39pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

Very special this plant.
Great picture with the details and color.
Thanks for the explanation.

15 Apr 2019 6:46pm

omid from mashhad, Iran


15 Apr 2019 9:11pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

you certainly capture it well

15 Apr 2019 11:08pm

Martine Girard from brest, France

Magnifique plante. C'est la première fois que j'en vois une.

15 Apr 2019 11:29pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

What an interesting plant. I have never seen one like this. An amazing trunk!

15 Apr 2019 11:57pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

well framed with fine color

16 Apr 2019 1:15am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What an unusual plant. Interesting info.

16 Apr 2019 3:20am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Well isn't that unusual! What a lovely color!

16 Apr 2019 3:56am

Remus from Portugal

For me, seeing a photo of this flower(?) is a debut.
Excellent contrast and color vibration level.

17 Apr 2019 4:10pm