If pet owners are concerned that their pet may have ingested Cycad
plants or any other toxic plants, it is essential they contact their veterinarian immediately.
It may appear that the high diversity in South Africa is due to more fieldwork and taxonomic study having been conducted in this region than in other countries, but since the turn of the century there has been an increase in fieldwork on cycads
in other African countries with several new species being described, but this has not changed the overall pattern of species richness (Donaldson, 2003).
In general, cycads
present low observed heterozygosis, low genetic diversity and low differentiation between populations, except in Cycas guizhouensis, where differentiation was found to be high (Long-Qian et al.
cultural practices, chemical or biological control) of this invasive pest is paramount in a global center of biodiversity of cycads
such as Mexico.
Species of Aulacoscelis Duponchal and Chevrolat (Chrysomelidae) and Nomotus Gorham (Languriidae) feed on fronds of Central American cycads
is a compelling story, and the more that we look into it, the more we find a lot of lessons learned, which can guide us today to protect nonrenewable resources that have not yet disappeared.
Moreover, there can be little doubt that it will also be found at other landscaped sites in Dubai, and perhaps at other sites in the UAE and elsewhere in Arabia, where ornamental cycads
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.
The authors produced a 23-page document, including a table of scientific names, localities and vernacular names of African, American, Asian and Oceanic cycads
In: Toxicity of Cycads
: Implications for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Cancer, Fifth Cycad
Conference 1967 (Whiting MG, ed.
Fire and water: aspects of Aboriginal management of cycads
This technique has a great potential for preservation of the highly endangered cycads