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Identification of Cycas

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konarikcy

I am not very good at identifying cycas or is it cycads? Most look similar especially young ones with few leaves. I have many unidentified from different sources here in Nicosia in my garden and it would be nice to finally know what the are. So this is clearly a cycas revoluta which some years the leaves are so big it acts like an umbrella.1330751944_f5ffb0fdca1860ca9692a5cbfb96435a1.thumb.jpg.2a2ac5d7190510060d3f9ee773608eed.jpg

But what cycas is this?

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And is this one next to the ensete maurellii a smaller version of the above?

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and which dioon is this next to the cycas?

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Tracy
2 hours ago, konarikcy said:

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They are different genus and species within Cycads.  The one adjacent to the Ensete is a species of Cycas but a little difficult to tell without more leaf, leaflet and caudex detail.  The smaller one on the opposite side of the Ensete is a Dioon (different Genus of Cycad from Cycas).  Again this Dioon is hard to id the species within the genus without more leaf and leaflet detail, particularly down where the rachis meets the caudex.  If you have photos of cones on any, that also helps to id species.   Since Cycads are not palms, most of the posts are over in the "Off Topic Forums" under the "Tropical Plants - Other than Palms" tab.

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2 hours ago, konarikcy said:

what cycas is this?

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While it looks a great deal like a Cycas thouarsii, there are other similar appearing Cycas in the rumphii complex.  Male cone, female megasporophylls and seeds on Cycas thouarsii for comparison if you have photos of yours when coning.

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konarikcy

Thanks Tracy. I didnt realize there was another section for cycads. Will look at this. Meantime, I have no pictures of my coning plants. My dioons all make a long thin cone but the cone on the large cycas in the second picture is massive. My only apparent female is the revoluta in the first picture with the visible seeds. I will take some close ups of the caudex for you to give me further info if possible.

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