Cycas

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Cycas

one of the cycad genera from Australia, Asia, the Pacific and eastern Africa. Includes C. armstrongii (C. lane-poolei), C. angulata, C. basaltica, C. media, C. circinalis, C. revoluta. They contain the cycad glycoside cycasin. The leaves cause incoordination when eaten by cattle; see zamia staggers. The seeds may also cause severe gastroenteritis and hepatic necrosis. Seeds of C. circinalis are also eaten by humans as guam and may cause a degenerative disease of the nervous system in them. Called also zamia.
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Las Zamiaceae se distinguen de las Cycadaceae por los foliolos carentes de vena central (aunque en Chigua se forma una vena aparentemente central por anastomosis de venas laterales) pero con venas laterales, el apice de los microsporofilos agudo o peitado, y la formacion de conos femeninos por agrupacion de numerosos megasporofilos y semillas; en Cycadaceae los foliolos presentan una vena media prominente, carecen de venas laterales, el apice de los microsporofilos es acuminado, y los ovulos se originan en la margen de megasporofilos laminares que no forman conos femeninos.
Cycadaceae Cycas 21 Cycas rumphii Cycadaceae Moni-raaj Miquel 22 Mapania caudata Cyperaceae Chiruni-bahar Kuk.
4] Curcumis melo [121, 261] Luffa acutangula [71] Momordica charantia [71] Trichosanthes kirilowii [175] CYCADALES Cycadaceae Cycas rumphii [211] Zamiaceae Encephalartos altensteinii [211] Macrozamia moorei [211] Zamia furfuracea [211] Z.