Tag Archive: cycad

Apr 27

Why living fossils need to die

Encephalartos ferox [cc-by-sa-3.0 Steve Cook]

I’m the proud owner of a Madagascan cycad. He or she (but never “it”, for cycads have two sexes) gets an annual decking with baubles at Christmas, but spends most of the rest of the year getting in the way of the television. Cycads look a lot like palms, but rather than producing flowers and fruits, they make …

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