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Cycas calcicola , Cycas

Cycas calcicola

Family: Cycadaceae
Origin: North Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunRegular waterModerate waterPalm or palm-likeThorny or spiny

This slender-trunked form of Cycas is also characterised by pronounced silver or bluish-grey colouration through young upright leaves, which can most frequently be seen in the new flush of growth after a fire. Great fields of these grow amongst the rocks of limestone outcrops and show the first return to colour in areas annually burned off by aboriginals.

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