genus has unique reproductive and vegetative characteristics.
Irene Terry and William Tang for their expertise and guidance, and Montgomery Botanical Center for access to their cycad
collection and dedication to cycad-related research.
Aulacaspis scale invades the Mariana Islands.
Two genera of Aulacoscelinae beetles reflexively bleed azoxyglycosides found in their host cycads
. Journal of Chemical Ecological, 37: 736-740.
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."
plant involved in each of the above instances appears to be Cycas revoluta, a native of Japan (Marler et al.
Given the apparent gap, this paper is focused upon cycad
species within the Zamiaceae.
The Chamorro made tortillas out of ground cycad
seeds, which they washed repeatedly to remove toxins (if their chickens didn't die after drinking the wash water, the people deemed the seeds safe to grind and eat).
rewrite Today's cycads
, once touted as survivors from dinosaur times, turn out to be mostly recent species, diversifying from an ancestor that flourished around 12 million years ago (SN Online: 10/21/11).
Macrozamia is a genus of cycad
found in many parts of Australia.
What looked like a palm to the untrained eye was actually a cycad
, a gymnospermous plant with large compound leaves.