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Cycas megacarpa

h= 40-50 cm. 5-7 cm base. Australian Cycas with showy glossy foliage. It is the southernmost species of Cycas, found at 26°S in southeast Queensland. It can stand light, occasional frosts.

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"Megacarpa" means Large Seeds. Australian cycad with arborescent stems, up to 3(-6) m tall. Leaves are bright green, highly glossy or semiglossy. Cataphylls are short and soft, with pilose to floccose orange-brown indumentum. Adult leaves are generally green, the trunk is slender and seeds are large.

Cycas megacarpa naturally grows scattered and localised on clay-loam soils. This species ranges from near Mount Morgan south to near Goomeri in Queensland, over various substrates, usually on sloping country in wet eucalypt forests or rainforests. It is the southernmost species of Cycas, found at 26°S in southeast Queensland. It can stand light, occasional frosts.

The size of this plant is:h= 40-50 cm. 5-7 cm base.

Cultivation Protected
Plant origin Asia
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Cycadaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature -5 ºC to 5 ºC
Plant type Woody
Care Pot
Shape Shrubs